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Dave S.
12-17-2008, 05:29 PM
Just a curious question.

So post your age, and how much younger you'd go in normal circumstances.
I say normal, because we all know there is a chance you might meet someone who becomes the exception.

Kingsumo
12-17-2008, 05:29 PM
31 and I stick within a 6 year difference in either direction

Masculine Todd
12-17-2008, 05:30 PM
I'm 21, so it still isn't creepy to date an 18 year old, but I wouldn't go lower. Once I hit twenty-three, I can never date under twenty. Those are the fake rules I made up for myself.

Ryan Elliott
12-17-2008, 05:30 PM
Well, since I'm only 20, I really CAN'T date too much younger than me.


Maybe only one or two years older than me would be fine.

Dave S.
12-17-2008, 05:33 PM
I'm 27 in a month and I'd probably go up to 30. Though I dated a 30 year old, and the age difference was kind of an issue. She was all in 'Gotta get married and make babies!' mode.

I guess younger, I'd say 20 under normal circumstances. I have a date soon with a 19 year old though, which sparked the topic.

lonesomefool
12-17-2008, 05:34 PM
I'm 22 and would date someone 18, but would have to be out of high school and extremely mature for her age. I dont want to deal with the typical 18 year old teenage shit.

I would date an older woman, up to 5 years older than me, but again would depend on the person. She would also have to be minus any children from a previous relationship. I'm not sure I even want to have kids from my own genes for pure financial reasons, much less do I want to help raise another person's kids.

c. page
12-17-2008, 05:35 PM
28 (soon to be 29), and I won't date younger than 21 (mostly because I prefer going to bars.). older? probably 33 or 34.

shoelaceless
12-17-2008, 05:35 PM
Well, since I'm only 20, I really CAN'T date too much younger than me.


Maybe only one or two years older than me would be fine.

This, except that I'm 19.

Kingsumo
12-17-2008, 05:36 PM
I'm 27 in a month and I'd probably go up to 30. Though I dated a 30 year old, and the age difference was kind of an issue. She was all in 'Gotta get married and make babies!' mode.

I guess younger, I'd say 20 under normal circumstances. I have a date soon with a 19 year old though, which sparked the topic.

So... Congrats then?

Ashwin Pande
12-17-2008, 05:37 PM
4 years either way.

I'm 24. So that's 20 and 28.

Howlett
12-17-2008, 05:38 PM
24, dated two women who were 27. Long as I'm attracted to someone, I'd go higher.

As for lower, long as they're legal, they're fine with me at this point. In a few years I might change my attitude.

Darthdaw37
12-17-2008, 05:38 PM
I'm 20 and I would say 2 years down and 3 years up.

Andrew
12-17-2008, 05:39 PM
This, except that I'm 19.

Same here. 19.

And for me, the lowest would probably be 17. Maybe a 16-year-old, but they'd have to be one hell of a special (and not to mention very mature) 16-year-old. As a general rule of thumb, I'd still go with 17.

But either way, girls at this age are full of drama. It's really crappy.

As for how old I'd go? Maybe 22 or 23. Tops. After that I'd feel a little too young to be with them. There is a world of difference between an 18-year-old and a 24-year-old girl (though the joke's on me; the 24-year-old would probably make for better company).

CougarTrace
12-17-2008, 05:40 PM
Same here. 19.

And for me, the lowest would probably be 17. Maybe a 16-year-old, but they'd have to be one hell of a special (and not to mention very mature) 16-year-old. As a general rule of thumb, I'd still go with 17.

But either way, girls at this age are full of drama. It's really crappy.

As for how old I'd go? Maybe 22 or 23. Tops. After that I'd feel a little too young to be with them. There is a world of difference between an 18-year-old and a 24-year-old girl (though the joke's on me; the 24-year-old would probably make for better company).

Whoa, 16?

Be careful there.

half guard
12-17-2008, 05:41 PM
I've never seriously dated anyone who was more than a few years older or younger, but at 32 I slept with a 23 year old and at 33 with a 48 year old. Neither were more than a 1 night thing, but both were great times.

xhondax
12-17-2008, 05:41 PM
I'm 27. I currently date a 29 year old but would most likely date someone up to 37, just depends. And I would go as low as 20 if I were single.

silverboy
12-17-2008, 05:42 PM
Age: 23
Lower limit: I've dated as low as 19. I used to think I couldn't date under 20/21, but I've proven myself wrong.
Upper limit: Haven't thought about it as it hasn't really been an issue...but probably 30. Maybe.

Age just isn't as much of an issue as it was two or three years ago.

Dave S.
12-17-2008, 05:45 PM
Whoa, 16?

Be careful there.

Uhg, typical close minded CougerTrace post.

Just kidding, sorry, couldn't resist. But 16 is legal in some states, and in other states, like Texas, there are '3 year' laws that make an exception for people 3 years or less older than the other person.

Kedd
12-17-2008, 05:47 PM
I'm 29 and currently dating a 32 year old, that's as old as I think I'd go. And I don't see myself being able to get with a woman under 25 or so. I want someone who's old enough to buy her own beer and has at least a little real world experience. That being said, when I was 26 I was courted by a 19 year old and when I was 24 I was banging an 18 year old until I was silly in the head. Oh how I love college freshmen with questionable morals

Andrew
12-17-2008, 05:47 PM
Whoa, 16?

Be careful there.

Yeah, that's why I said 17 as a rule. The 16-year-old would have to be one hell of a mature person, and probably look older than they are.

Plus, living in Canada, the age of consent is 16. No harm, no foul.

I'm certainly not actively seeking out 16-year-olds though...:-?

CougarTrace
12-17-2008, 05:47 PM
Uhg, typical close minded CougerTrace post.

Just kidding, sorry, couldn't resist. But 16 is legal in some states, and in other states, like Texas, there are '3 year' laws that make an exception for people 3 years or less older than the other person.

I just said be careful.

Like careful of parents.

But, it would seem weird to be out of school to date a junior in hs, but thats me.

Fake Pat
12-17-2008, 05:48 PM
I'm 24.

Lowest I'd go is 20, highest is 28. Til I hit 30 I'm maintaining a "would we have been in high school at the same time" policy.

ZombieSpeedball
12-17-2008, 05:54 PM
I'm twenty, so I think lowest I'd go is probably only 19, and the highest, actually, I'd see being maybe 23-24.

JMP
12-17-2008, 05:55 PM
I'm 25, and for some reason I have a hard time picturing myself who wasn't old enough to purchase alcohol at a bar.

As for being older, I don't really have a firm limit on how old.

Andrew
12-17-2008, 05:56 PM
I just said be careful.

Like careful of parents.

But, it would seem weird to be out of school to date a junior in hs, but thats me.

Just for the record, as soon as I turn 20 (which isn't all that long from now), the "youngest as a general rule" thing goes up to 18, with 17 being the absolute youngest but only if they're very very mature and look older.

I'm not an idiot, nor am I looking for any trouble with parents and such.

ShortStack
12-17-2008, 06:04 PM
21, would never date younger unless the case was exceptional, probably not over 29 unless the case was exceptional.
Really it depends more on maturity level and the situation. To go above or below the age limit factor you'd need something to tip the balance like over-the-top good looks or money. Awesome personalities can be found in droves at any age level, I would need something to convince me that it'd be worth the awkward conversations.
Currently I have someone who has a kickass personality, is handsome, has an awesome job, and in perfect age range (and I'm in love) so it'd have to be one hell of a dude.

CougarTrace
12-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Just for the record, as soon as I turn 20 (which isn't all that long from now), the "youngest as a general rule" thing goes up to 18, with 17 being the absolute youngest but only if they're very very mature and look older.

I'm not an idiot, nor am I looking for any trouble with parents and such.

never said you were nor did I intend to infer that

Lyfeforce
12-17-2008, 06:09 PM
21 to 31. I'd go higher if amazing, lower would have to be the second coming of Bettie Page, Rita Hayworth and the girl that got away for me to persue.

hotdogdownahallway
12-17-2008, 06:10 PM
I have a thing for older women so the ceiling for me would be upper 30's. Lowest I'd go is like 24 or so. I have a much easier time talking with older women than ones near my age.

Dreaded Anomaly
12-17-2008, 06:16 PM
I'm 20. I can't see myself dating anyone who's not at least a college freshman, just due to the experience gap, so 18 or 19 minimum.

As far as an upper limit, I really don't know. I've never been in a position to consider that, but again, the experience gap might come into play.

Also, we have been extremely lax in turning this into a "DaveS dating life" thread. Pix? :)

PimpSlapStick!
12-17-2008, 06:17 PM
I'm married so I'm not allowed to even glanced at another woman, but if i was single a 5 year gap older&younger in general

jamestolliver
12-17-2008, 06:19 PM
I don't know. Presently, I wouldn't think of dating anyone more than a year younger than me. My girlfriend right now is a year older than me and I am perfectly happy. She's the best.

Mr. E!
12-17-2008, 06:19 PM
I'm hitched now to a woman 2 months older than I am, so the point is moot.
I've found that more than a 5 year difference is a lot. People of similar ages share a common cultural vocabulary. Any time I dated outside that 5 year gap, it was a problem.
I never really went much younger than 5 years, but I did date a few significantly older women (@ 15 years older).
It didn't end well.

JEK
12-17-2008, 06:21 PM
28, and my low is 19 (but got to be out of their parents house) and 60. honestly though, you go beyond 7 years either way of 28, and you better be one hell of a person.

Thudpucker
12-17-2008, 06:25 PM
I'm happy at the age I am (36) and am attracted to women my own age.

I have no interest in dating 20-somethings, I honestly don't find younger women all that attractive. There is alot to be said about the wisdom of age, women in thier 30's tend to be alot more confident and know what they want out of life now. They've made mistakes and lived.

The Cable Guy
12-17-2008, 06:34 PM
I'm 38 and my wife (separated at the moment) is 10 yrs younger.

My mom is 15 yrs older than my stepfather,

and my father was 25 yrs older than my stepmother before he passed.

BryceWong
12-17-2008, 06:49 PM
25. I think I can go as low as 18 but out of high school 18 so that I'm not picking her up afterschool or no bull shit and so that she is starting to be mature. and oldest i can go right now is 26. I'm not against having sex with a older girl (done it. fun) up to 30 but to date someone older, meh most older girls want to get married and that's not where i am at.

EdNEMO
12-17-2008, 06:51 PM
33
18 for the youngest if I wasn't married. Hey, I worked in a bar!

Patch
12-17-2008, 06:58 PM
If the worst nightmare of my life were to be realized and I'd be dating again:

oldest 49
youngest 29

JamesV
12-17-2008, 07:00 PM
25.

20 at the low, 29 at the high.

Girlfriend In A Coma
12-17-2008, 07:11 PM
I'm 27 and my boyfriend just turned 38. I likes older men and I won't think of dating someone my age or younger...at least not at this point.

McJerk
12-17-2008, 07:12 PM
If by "date" you mean "have sex with", then she only needs to be legal and hot.

Lol at girls who date guys more than 5 years older. lololz

Father issues lololololzzz

HOOKS
12-17-2008, 07:14 PM
If by "date" you mean "have sex with", then she only needs to be legal and hot.

Lol at girls who date guys more than 5 years older. lololz

Father issues lololololzzz

Or it's just their preference.

But judging by the amount of "lololololzzz" you write, I can see why you'd be bitter at women dating more mature men, since you seem to lack that trait.

Patch
12-17-2008, 07:16 PM
If by "date" you mean "have sex with", then she only needs to be legal and hot.

Lol at girls who date guys more than 5 years older. lololz

Father issues lololololzzz

I'll add -- your screen name and your personality are a lot a like.

Patrick King
12-17-2008, 07:16 PM
I'm 21, so it still isn't creepy to date an 18 year old, but I wouldn't go lower. Once I hit twenty-three, I can never date under twenty. Those are the fake rules I made up for myself.
That sounds about what I do. I'm 23, and probably wouldn't date anyone younger than 21, maybe 20. As far as older I would think maybe 26-27. My last girlfriend was 26. I do have a friend who's a month older than me and has been on and off with a friend of mine who turned 39 last month, so there's that too.

shoelaceless
12-17-2008, 07:23 PM
I'll add -- your screen name and your personality are a lot a like.

Irish?

McJerk
12-17-2008, 07:31 PM
Or it's just their preference.

But judging by the amount of "lololololzzz" you write, I can see why you'd be bitter at women dating more mature men, since you seem to lack that trait.

Using a small number like 5 was a joke.

Preference because of daddy issues. Always. Rarely are the men in these relationships mature.

Older doesn't = more mature.

I'm not bitter at all. Learn what it means when a person uses something as dumb and obvious as "lololozlzozlzozz" in a post.

I love home movies.


Irish?

Fuckin racist son of a bitch!

Mister Mets
12-17-2008, 07:44 PM
I'm a fairly immature 23 (as of less than a week ago) so I'd go as low as 17.

I don't really see any circumstances under which I'd date someone much older than me (wrong stage of my life for that), but I don't really have an upper limit. Although I am in no position to support a family, which probably limit my options with older women.

I could imagine someone my age or five years younger introducing me to her parents. I can't really see that happening with a woman in her late twenties, or older.

RickLM
12-17-2008, 07:47 PM
I'm 45. If I were single again, I would draw the line at half my age.

justjeffery
12-17-2008, 08:32 PM
Im 36 and anyone younger than 25 at this point would be creepy... dont know what my "too old" age would be...

dEnny!
12-17-2008, 08:38 PM
Well, since I'm only 20, I really CAN'T date too much younger than me.


Maybe only one or two years older than me would be fine.

You probably could have stopped with those four words....C-R-E-E-P-Y

dEnny!
12-17-2008, 08:38 PM
I'm 45. If I were single again, I would draw the line at half my age.

I bet you would. You might have better luck with the age going the other way. :twisted:

dEnny!
12-17-2008, 08:41 PM
33
18 for the youngest if I wasn't married. Hey, I worked in a bar!

That's...so not right.

c. page
12-17-2008, 08:55 PM
Using a small number like 5 was a joke.

Preference because of daddy issues. Always. Rarely are the men in these relationships mature.

Older doesn't = more mature.

I'm not bitter at all. Learn what it means when a person uses something as dumb and obvious as "lololozlzozlzozz" in a post.

I love home movies.



Fuckin racist son of a bitch!

i'd say 50/50. the younger, the girl, sure. but once they reach mid to late 20s? less about daddy issues and more about finding the right person.

Adam Beranek
12-17-2008, 09:02 PM
I'm 32...and anywhere between 18 and 65 til I die.

Patch
12-17-2008, 09:26 PM
I'm 32...and anywhere between 18 and 65 til I die.

Is that the girl from Harry Potter in your sig?

Patch
12-17-2008, 09:32 PM
'cause if it is-- and you're 32, and you'd date an 18 year old--

you're kinda creeping me out...

Adam Beranek
12-17-2008, 09:36 PM
I dated an 18 year old a couple years ago. She was more mature than I was. Crazy as all hell...but she had her act together.

(akaRyanHoffman)
12-17-2008, 09:38 PM
28.

*shrugs*

early 20s-early 40s.

/(. . )/
12-17-2008, 10:59 PM
28.. currently dating 4 under, but wouldn't mind a few over.

been 17 over. :love:

dEnny!
12-17-2008, 11:06 PM
'cause if it is-- and you're 32, and you'd date an 18 year old--

you're kinda creeping me out...

Kinda? Is this your first exposure to the Beranak's? They are FREAKY!

Ryan Elliott
12-18-2008, 12:01 AM
You probably could have stopped with those four words....C-R-E-E-P-Y


I don't...wait, how is that creepy?


I'm not legally allowed to date anyone under 18, nor do I want or need to. Since there are plenty of 18, 19, 20 year olds out there.


What's the problem?

Donal DeLay
12-18-2008, 12:07 AM
30.

10 years.

Dreaded Anomaly
12-18-2008, 12:48 AM
I don't...wait, how is that creepy?


I'm not legally allowed to date anyone under 18, nor do I want or need to. Since there are plenty of 18, 19, 20 year olds out there.


What's the problem?

I think there's a common conflation of "date" and "fuck" that doesn't really correspond to how the law works. :)

Nick Spencer
12-18-2008, 12:52 AM
30. I've dated 12 years under and 6 years over.

Anything over 18 is fine by me. I think this whole topic, whenever it's brought up, is kinda silly. So much depends on the seriousness of the relationship, the maturity of the people involved, etc.

I will say, as I have before, that I do a lot better with 18 and 19 year olds now than I did when I was 18 or 19. I don't think it's father issues or anything like that, I just think a lot of girls prefer older guys, for a variety of reasons. And for people who think it's so creepy, remember: we're all gonna get to some age where no younger, attractive looking person is gonna look our way anymore. Enjoy it while you can and don't be so judgmental.

/(. . )/
12-18-2008, 12:58 AM
30. I've dated 12 years under and 6 years over.

Anything over 18 is fine by me. I think this whole topic, whenever it's brought up, is kinda silly. So much depends on the seriousness of the relationship, the maturity of the people involved, etc.

I will say, as I have before, that I do a lot better with 18 and 19 year olds now than I did when I was 18 or 19. I don't think it's father issues or anything like that, I just think a lot of girls prefer older guys, for a variety of reasons. And for people who think it's so creepy, remember: we're all gonna get to some age where no younger, attractive looking person is gonna look our way anymore. Enjoy it while you can and don't be so judgmental.

I teach high school. So no way, no can do.

Nick Spencer
12-18-2008, 01:01 AM
I teach high school. So no way, no can do.

:lol: That's a little different.

My job on the other hand, I'm surrounded by 18-22 year old girls on vacation. No social stigmas or legal problems there!

Ryan Elliott
12-18-2008, 01:43 AM
I think there's a common conflation of "date" and "fuck" that doesn't really correspond to how the law works. :)


Well, the original poster asked specifically for dating in the thread title.


And since I said I wouldn't DATE anyone under 18, wouldn't it stand to reason that I wouldn't FUCK anyone under 18 either?


Guess Denny just couldn't compute that far.

leviathan
12-18-2008, 02:20 AM
24.

I've dated someone 5 years younger than me so that would be the limit right there. Older...I would actually be willing to go with someone up to 10 years older than me.

What can I say? I find I have more in common with older women than I do with girls my age or younger.

silverboy
12-18-2008, 03:03 AM
I have personal issues with guys in their 30s who exclusively date college girls/right-out-of-high-schools girls. Just seems strange to me.

Nick Spencer
12-18-2008, 03:05 AM
I have personal issues with guys in their 30s who exclusively date college girls/right-out-of-high-schools girls. Just seems strange to me.

Well as long as you're here to tell other people how to live their lives. :)

I'm not sure what exactly is strange about hooking up with attractive 19 year olds.

ValeriaK
12-18-2008, 03:10 AM
I'm 26 and my boyfriend is 31. I've dated tons of guys from all walks of life and different ages and I've never felt more comfortable than with him. The right age for each person is/can not be the same one, you just need to try with all ages before you actually choose. (however really young people tend to be annoying in the end, sure the sex might be great and more... enthusiastic, but it gets boring in the end when you actually try to have a relationship... or even a conversation)

Cactusakic
12-18-2008, 03:20 AM
The biggest gap between my and a girlfriend where I was the elder of the two was 7 years.
I was 23, she was 16.

The biggest gap between me and a girlfriend where I was the younger of the two was 17 years.
I was 17, she was 34.

Both relationships felt a little strange and neither lasted particularly long.

I mostly stick to girls who are within a few years of my age.
I have been with my current girlfriend for 4 years and she is slightly over a year older than me.

Patch
12-18-2008, 07:37 AM
I mentioned this thread to my wife. When I told her I'd go as low as 29 she laughed and laughed.

maverick-99
12-18-2008, 07:42 AM
I'm 30 -- I'd consider going down to 19 or 20

SgtPepper
12-18-2008, 07:46 AM
I mentioned this thread to my wife. When I told her I'd go as low as 29 she laughed and laughed.

:lol:
She sounds like a super lady.
:D

I'm 19, almost 20, so I'd date somebody who was a year younger than me and at most four years older than me. I'm sure this will change as I get older.

Evan the Shaggy
12-18-2008, 07:49 AM
Have a girlfriend, she's like three months older than I am, we're both 26.

If I were single, I guess a 5 year sort of thing older and younger.

Though its tough to tell sometimes. My friend is dating a girl ten years older than he is but she looks younger than all of us.

RegHorsten
12-18-2008, 07:49 AM
Well as long as you're here to tell other people how to live their lives. :)

I'm not sure what exactly is strange about hooking up with attractive 19 year olds.

Yeah, but you also didn't see anything strange with dropping everything and running off to Sweden. :)

tstouder
12-18-2008, 07:55 AM
when I was single, I usually dated older. My wife is actually the youngest person I dated and she only 3 yrs younger than me.
when I was 27, I dated a woman for several months who was 12 yrs older. that was some of the most incredible sex I've ever had up to that point of my life. older women are sometimes very, very good. :)

Georgie
12-18-2008, 08:01 AM
I try to keep it within a two year gap. I'm 24, and I'm currently dating someone who is 25. I had a semi-almost thing with a friend who was 19 this summer, but it always felt a little weird, which might've been a reason it didn't work out.

Like that Outfield song says, though, "You know I like my girls a little bit older!"

Mister Mets
12-18-2008, 08:05 AM
Well as long as you're here to tell other people how to live their lives. :)

I'm not sure what exactly is strange about hooking up with attractive 19 year olds.
I think it's more if you're 34, and you think 23 is too old for you.

Gunter
12-18-2008, 08:10 AM
I'm 42, and my daughter has set my lower limit. She says no one younger than her. She's 24. I've dated a few 25 and 26 year olds.

When I was younger my upper limit was a lot higher, but now I'd probably only go 5 years or so.

Patch
12-18-2008, 08:11 AM
:lol:
She sounds like a super lady.
:D

I'm 19, almost 20, so I'd date somebody who was a year younger than me and at most four years older than me. I'm sure this will change as I get older.

It does change for most people. Kind of a sliding scale. My wife laughed because she can barely drag me out to the movies, I hate parties, would rather read than do just about anything else, and because I'm always in the studio. Says I'd bore a 29 year old to tears. Then laughed.

She didn't think I could even meet anyone. I said I chose age 29 for the sake of the children. More laughter. I said I could hook up with a girl at the comic book shop-- they think I'm special there.
She laughed again and said I was just getting weird now.

RebootedCorpse
12-18-2008, 08:12 AM
Why make artifical limits? Every person is different and dating is supposed to be a chance to try different people out.

Patch
12-18-2008, 08:13 AM
Why make artifical limits? Every person is different and dating is supposed to be a chance to try different people out.

Yadda yadda yadda bullshit.

Gunter
12-18-2008, 08:15 AM
Why make artifical limits? Every person is different and dating is supposed to be a chance to try different people out.

Dating is like a salad bar. You go through the line once, trying a little bit of everything. Then you go back for more of what you liked.

jess
12-18-2008, 08:16 AM
When it was applicable, I usually dated guys that were like four or five years older and only once dated someone younger than myself. And we are still together (he's five months younger :D)

I dated a guy that was... shit, he was 28 when I was 18. I never dated anyone that much older than me again. He was ready to settle down and I was 18, so naturally it didn't work.

RegularJoe
12-18-2008, 08:16 AM
younger: half your age plus seven. for me (28 ), that means no younger than 21

older: i can see myself going as old as 35.

Brad N.
12-18-2008, 08:35 AM
I'm 32 and married but if I WAS single my rule would be 18 on the young end and no one as old as my Mom (she's 52) on the high end. Anything in between is Kool and the Gang.

Rosemary's Baby
12-18-2008, 08:35 AM
I'm 26. I've dated up to three years younger and didn't care for it. I was 20, she was 17.

My girlfriend and I are the same age and it's way better. For the right girl, I suppose I'd go as low as 22 or as high as 30. Anything lower than 22 or maybe 21 would be horrible unless the girl was exceptional, which I have yet to encounter.

NathanDetroit
12-18-2008, 08:44 AM
28 (soon to be 29), and I won't date younger than 21 (mostly because I prefer going to bars.). older? probably 33 or 34.

this.

oldest i've ever had a relationship with was 7 years older than me ( i was 24, she was 31) but she looked one helluva lot younger than she actually was.

and as a caveat, i have absolutely no interest in dating a woman who already has children. that is one of my only deal breakers.

Patch
12-18-2008, 08:45 AM
If you're 30+ and would date a teenager, you're creepy.

This isn't a judgement call, or a point of perspective. It's an actual fact. Like the sun is hot, or something.

Rosemary's Baby
12-18-2008, 08:48 AM
If you're 30+ and would date a teenager, you're creepy.

This isn't a judgement call, or a point of perspective. It's an actual fact. Like the sun is hot, or something.

Totally agree.

What could you possibly have to say to a teenager if you're 33?

Fake Pat
12-18-2008, 08:50 AM
Totally agree.

What could you possibly have to say to a teenager if you're 33?

"I'll buy you beer."

Gunter
12-18-2008, 08:51 AM
Totally agree.

What could you possibly have to say to a teenager if you're 33?

So...how was school today?

DAVE
12-18-2008, 08:55 AM
I'm 28, my girlfriend is 25.

Adam Beranek
12-18-2008, 09:11 AM
Totally agree.

What could you possibly have to say to a teenager if you're 33?

"So...how's it goin...?" Then reply to whatever with..."Sweet"

Kedd
12-18-2008, 09:47 AM
Totally agree.

What could you possibly have to say to a teenager if you're 33?


No, we didn't have cell phones when I was in high school

Brian Defferding
12-18-2008, 09:50 AM
Usually 20 is the youngest I'd go when it comes to dating. Not sure what would be the cut-off age for the oldest. I started dating my current girlfriend when she was 20.

Nick Spencer
12-18-2008, 09:58 AM
Totally agree.

What could you possibly have to say to a teenager if you're 33?

"You're hot, we should have sex."

Not in so many words, but still, that's the general point.

Just using myself as an example, any time I've hooked up with a girl under 22 or so, it's always been a hookup, something casual. Could I see something long-term or serious with a girl that age? Probably not, just because so few girls at that age are even looking for that.

On the other side, I like girls who are fun. And as you get older, let's be honest, fun starts to slip away. I don't live like a 30 year old or really look my age, so being with a 30 year old probably wouldn't work out so great.

But there's nothing creepy about it, and I love how people like to throw that around. It's two people finding each other attractive, plain and simple. Honestly, asking a girl how old she is is not how I start conversation. Like I said before, I look at it and say someday, my looks and age will catch up, and these girls won't look my way. Might as well enjoy it as long as you can-- you'll have plenty of time to be too old in all likelihood.

Jason California
12-18-2008, 10:01 AM
I generally like women that are older than me. The biggest age difference was me at 24, and her at 42. I don't usually like girls younger than 25. They don't really have much in their head that interests me.

My sister thinks I like older women because I want someone to mother me and they don't really require me to grow up and whatnot because they are with me to feel younger.

RebootedCorpse
12-18-2008, 10:21 AM
Totally agree.

What could you possibly have to say to a teenager if you're 33?

You want to fuck again?
Ohh, okaaay...

The Dean
12-18-2008, 10:46 AM
I'm 32 and I'm going out with a 36 year-old woman this weekend.

My former fiance was seven years younger than me though I'd rather date a gal closer to my age.

My general guideline is +-five years.

RebootedCorpse
12-18-2008, 10:49 AM
Yadda yadda yadda bullshit.

:mistrust:

WinterRose
12-18-2008, 12:16 PM
I'm 37. Optimally, I'd rather date my own age. Last relationship I had was with someone 11 years my junior, and I found it to be a rather sizable gap to cross at times. A lot of times it was just funny. Sometimes though, it was kinda hurtful. The youngest I'd wanna go nowadays is 30 in an optimal situation.

That said, when I was 30, I met one of the most intelligent, mature and well-read girls for her age that I'd ever met. She was a mere 18, and had the mind of a 35 year old. So that said... that would have to be the special case. To go any younger than 27 nowadays, she'd have to be brilliant and have one hell of a lot in common with me.

Older? I tend to limit myself to about 3 years older than me. I'm aware of how I'm fine with younger, but merely tolerant of older. I'm a man, baby. Deal with it. And THAT said... I know of actresses in their 40's with neat personalities that I still want to bang like a screen door in a hurricane. I limit it to 3 years older pretty much cos the closer I get to my own age group, the less I want it to be a factor.

DrMachine
12-18-2008, 12:31 PM
No younger than 21 (I'm 32), I'm not sure if I would date more than 3 or 4 years older.

Marc Lombardi
12-18-2008, 12:32 PM
I'm 35, my wife is 32. That, to me, is about right. I would probably have gone no more than 5 years in either direction, but like you said, there are always exceptions.

JesterPepper?
12-18-2008, 12:39 PM
17 at the youngest (but that's pushing it), 40 at the oldest (more of friends with benefits situation than deep relationship).

Typically, between 19 and 30.

Dreaded Anomaly
12-18-2008, 12:43 PM
Well, the original poster asked specifically for dating in the thread title.


And since I said I wouldn't DATE anyone under 18, wouldn't it stand to reason that I wouldn't FUCK anyone under 18 either?


Guess Denny just couldn't compute that far.

I'm just saying that, as far as I know, there's no law about "underage dating." ;)

gomi
12-18-2008, 03:11 PM
40. I'd date a woman anywhere from about late twenties to early fifties. It would be more about common interests than age for me.

Patch
12-18-2008, 04:25 PM
:mistrust:

I was rude.
sorry.
pesky day.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
12-18-2008, 04:34 PM
Anyone 18 or over. Other than that, doesn't matter to me how much younger, or older. You fall in love with who you fall in love with.

Patch
12-18-2008, 04:37 PM
Anyone 18 or over. Other than that, doesn't matter to me how much younger, or older. You fall in love with who you fall in love with.

I think people who give this answer are foolish pussies.

Whoops, I was rude again.
sorry.
pesky day.

RebootedCorpse
12-18-2008, 04:39 PM
Dude, I'm 43 and if I was dating, I'd happily date a 19 year old. And if anybody said anything, I'd drown my sorrows by FUCKING A 19-YEAR-OLD!!

Patch
12-18-2008, 04:42 PM
Dude, I'm 43 and if I was dating, I'd happily date a 19 year old. And if anybody said anything, I'd drown my sorrows by FUCKING A 19-YEAR-OLD!!

Fine. But, in fairness, you should then hook up with a 67 year old.

RebootedCorpse
12-18-2008, 04:44 PM
Fine. But, in fairness, you should then stud a 67 year old.

Fuck fair.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
12-18-2008, 04:44 PM
I think people who give this answer are foolish pussies.

Whoops, I was rude again.
sorry.
pesky day.

Each person is different, not everyone the same age has the same maturity level. You don't automatically connect with someone just because they're the same age as you. I think it would be foolish of someone to rule out potential happiness with someone because of something like an age difference. To me, saying something like "I could never be with an older woman" isn't much different than saying "I could never be with a black woman" or "I could never be with a catholic" or "I could never be with a redhead." Why limit your potential for having a successful and fulfilling relationship? If someone makes you happy, and you make them happy (and you're not breaking the law), then be happy.

Patch
12-18-2008, 04:44 PM
Fuck fair.

See, you can't trust a Detroit Liberal.

Patch
12-18-2008, 04:46 PM
Each person is different, not everyone the same age has the same maturity level. You don't automatically connect with someone just because they're the same age as you. I think it would be foolish of someone to rule out potential happiness with someone because of something like an age difference. To me, saying something like "I could never be with an older woman" isn't much different than saying "I could never be with a black woman" or "I could never be with a catholic" or "I could never be with a redhead." Why limit your potential for having a successful and fulfilling relationship? If someone makes you happy, and you make them happy (and you're not breaking the law), then be happy.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. But it's still foolish to go too far one way or the other.

These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.

Jason California
12-18-2008, 04:48 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah. But it's still foolish to go too far one way or the other.

These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.


What about me and my need for mothering?

Adam Beranek
12-18-2008, 04:50 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah. But it's still foolish to go too far one way or the other.

These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.

On General Principle...next chick I date will be 18.

RebootedCorpse
12-18-2008, 04:59 PM
See, you can't trust a Detroit Liberal.

Hey, hey!
I live on the Lake Michigan side of the state not the Erie.

Patch
12-18-2008, 05:06 PM
Hey, hey!
I live on the Lake Michigan side of the state not the Erie.

A Kalamazoo liberal?

MabusRex
12-18-2008, 06:36 PM
younger: half your age plus seven. for me (28 ), that means no younger than 21

older: i can see myself going as old as 35.

^This
Though she'd have to be a bit more emotionally mature 21. I'm SO not dealing with young college girl bs ever again if I can help it.

JimboX
12-18-2008, 08:26 PM
I'm 31 and my wife is 43. So, 12 years older.

BaconWhoreSqueeeaaal
12-18-2008, 08:29 PM
I'm 23, but I could never be with someone under 21. They have to be able to drink. ...I've never dated anyone younger than me though...

WillieLee
12-18-2008, 09:11 PM
I'm 23, but I could never be with someone under 21. They have to be able to drink. ...I've never dated anyone younger than me though...

In Europe they let you drink when you're 13.

Dreaded Anomaly
12-18-2008, 09:12 PM
In Europe they let you drink when you're 13.

And, to be fair, being able to drink and being legally able to drink are two very different things.

Ashwin Pande
12-18-2008, 09:14 PM
In Europe they let you drink when you're 13.

And they let you smoke when you're 4.

The Cable Guy
12-19-2008, 04:49 PM
'cause if it is-- and you're 32, and you'd date an 18 year old--

you're kinda creeping me out...

It's actually creeping me out because that looks like my niece and she is 18.

Nick Spencer
12-19-2008, 05:29 PM
Dude, I'm 43 and if I was dating, I'd happily date a 19 year old. And if anybody said anything, I'd drown my sorrows by FUCKING A 19-YEAR-OLD!!

Corpse and I...

We live in the same world. :)

Gunter
12-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Fine. But, in fairness, you should then hook up with a 67 year old.

Is she a hot 67 year old?

And how big is her Social Security check?