Well, it depends. My Dad has told me that it all depends where a person is at. I know of men who are a few years older and are not mature. They are arrogant, disrespectful, and spoiled. And they are not thinkers. They do not know how to "keep learning". What I mean by that is I have been saying for awhile now that it is good to never stop learning, we should always be learning something new. Well, I have found that is not always the case with past "potential suitors". Dad was never blind when they came to speak to him about his princess. I have also found out from true christian testimonies how sometimes men younger than the lady are more mature and ready for marriage and a family. Their maturity level to be exactly where the older should of been. I know of a pastor's daughter marrying a man 4 years younger. You would never have known he was younger. They look to be the same age(she looks so youthful) and he was very mature. There are some who are born mature:P Really, they are just trained to be men and are taught what true masculinity is(to take responsibility, too).
Another example is a story from, "Preparing to Be A Help Meet." A woman in her early thirties say 30-32 had met a few men her age but they turned out to be duds. A new guy, who had recently moved in the area joined her church. I think he was 5 or 6 years younger than she was but he was different than all the others. He was mature. He knew what he wanted and he had a desire to please and serve the Lord. He was a MAN and THE MAN! The Lord worked and they married:)
I wouldn't limit God if I were you. He doesn't work within limitations. He IS so mighty and so big there is nothing He cannot do. Because of where the Lord has brought our family our circles are pretty small but either way I won't limit God.
Also, it would be a glorious idea to pray that the Lord would lead your future beloved husband into all truth and righteousness(and that he'd be able to handle the truth no matter what it is). I originally started praying that for myself then my dad and now, for my own future beloved husband.
And remember if you ask the Lord to help you be so hidden in Him that your future dear husband will have to search Him to find you, He will do it. I know because I have been hidden so well that the right one hasn't came to dad and tackled everything he had thrown their way. Well, if he can't withstand obstacles then he isn't the right one for sure. I love how Peter Hammond made it very very difficult for his son-in-law and his son-in-law never once complained. He passed the test and married Peter's daughter. I am sure she felt her worth. The man loved her and thought she was above rubies. Can you imagine a man like that? It's hard to but I know that the things which are impossible with men are possible with God. So, hey just keep your head down and be busy doing the things you are supposed to be doing and before you know it Mr. Right will be speaking to your dad about marrying his precious daughter. What a sweet and lovely thought!
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.
May the Lord bless you!
Anchored in Jesus Christ,