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Oct 14 2009, 11:51 PM
I do wish the show would just SORAS Melanie t0 21. They haven't mentioned her age since February. I don't see the issue with the age difference. Unless Melanie is under 18, I don't get the big deal. How many soap couples and supercouples have had a age difference between them (Bo and Hope being one of them)? Now, it's some sort of taboo, at least around these boards.

If you don't like Philip and Melanie, that is fine. It should be all about the story and the chemistry IMO. It should not be about age difference IMO unless your breaking the law. This has been done on soaps for years and acting like it's some line that should not be crossed and trying to pigeon-hole characters into only being paired with characters in their own age bracket is too restrictive and leads to an isolated canvas...which is not good IMO.
Bo and Hope aren't the same as Philip and Melanie. Hope was 17 when she met Bo. Bo was probably about 21ish. That's not that big of a deal. Melanie is 19 and Philip is hitting 30. That's disgusting.

If they would just give Melanie story with characters her own age for a few years, and then when Melanie's about 23 or 24, or whatever, I wouldn't have a problem with her going after Philip, who would be well into his 30s by then. It wouldn't bother me so much because Melanie isn't college age anymore. That's why Stephanie and Philip don't bother me as much as they first did. I just can't imagine Philip wanting to be with a college girl.
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