How much older or younger a person would you date?
I spent the day with a lovely man who is much older than I am. When people see us together, I'm sure there are plenty of stereotypes that will immediately come to mind. I'd like that not to matter, but it might.
How do you feel about it? Would you date someone 20 years older or younger than you?
Something to think about indeed...
Within the scope of a new (and potentially serious) relationship, I tend to believe that as you get older, the closer in age the 2 parties are, the easier it will be to learn and understand each others as well as to sharing ups and downs when they occur (e.g. health).
If I were available, the "cut-off" would have more to do with HER tolerances and perceptions, as I am a perennial arrested adolescent.
Actually, when she was 20, my daughter briefly dated a feller seven years older than her. I told her, he's a nice guy, but the difference between 20 and 27 is NOT the same as the difference between 40 and 47. They broke up a few months later when he suddenly wanted her to drop out of college, get married and start pumping out kids.
Might I add that it was an "older woman" who taught me a thing or two about the mysteries 'twixt men and women?
(I was 14, she was 18 - A whole 'nother generation, at that age. My laissez-faire attitude towards "dating someone older" was probably heavily influenced by that.)
Five years either way.
Any younger and they're my sisters age and that just feels weird to me.
Who am I kidding?
Any kinda date with any age woman would work for me!