I am currently seeing someone who is fifteen years older than me, he is single and well educated. is it OK for me to date a 42years old guy or is he too old?
Age is but a number well unless its bordering on the ridiculous like Ronnie Wood 61 and his g/f who is 22, ok so I am jealous of the bugger. But if you are happy then that's what counts, so enjoy being happy girl !
There is nothing wrong with dating an older man; I have dated at least five. I don't know how old you are so it's hard to say if it is acceptable or not in your reagard. I am in my late twenties, but started dating men over forty in my early twenties. I find older men to be more mature, more settled in their life and more sophisticated them younger men in my age group. I prefer men in their forties; although I have dated some in their fifties. After a couple of fifties I decided that was too old for me and went back to forties.
If you are young and want a family a man in his forties is a more likely candidate then a man in his fifties. A man in his fifties will have already had his children as well as grnadchildren; and he won't want any more. I also discovered that a man in his fifites is too set in his ways and not that flexible or compromising. I say go for it if you are getting your needs met and don't worry about the age difference. Besides, to him; you will always be his younger woman.
I have always dated older men. In fact I am 30 and my husband is 43. If the two of you get along and treat each other right, then there is nothing wrong with it at all. Have fun and enjoy each other ; )
If he is a keeper, it doesn't matter how old he is. If he lights your fire, hold on and don't let go.
Umm, I would think it would have suited a male better, but I am prolly a sexist thinking this way
I'm learning, how does a girl wear a boy? Need to know more.
Whose permission do you need, honey?
If it's good for you, and it's good for him, go for it.
I have known many couples (and been part of some myself) with that kind of an age difference, and physical age means nothing compared with the way someone thinks.
I know a guy who at 21 was more mature than many 40+ guys, and a woman who at almost 50 is still like a child.
So you do what's right for you, and don't let nobody else tell you what that is!
I think it could be fun having an older wiser guy around.... enjoy all that comes your way and do keep us informed as to how things are going..... xxxx
Age is strictly in the mind. What makes you happy (and him) is all that counts ... Be happy!
When I was 16 my friend started going out with someone who was 26. They were a really good couple, but it was a little weird. But then someone else I knew started going out with someone 20 years older than her! THAT was wrong.
In your twenties, there's nothing wrong with going out with someone older than you. It's mental age that makes the difference. Don't worry about it.
It surely can go both ways....I'm 20 and if I didn't have a GF then I have no problems dating older woman..... it does help if the woman looks like Demi Moore
Good for you Misha. You hit the nail on the coffin. How long have you been married?
Hey Lawretta. Nice new pic
Well, if you are both happy and he's treating you right, why not? I mean, your only dating for now. Don't look at his age, look at his heart - inward.
As long as it's not Hugh Hefner...
If you have found love, go for it. But as a woman who is married to a man 10 years my senior, if you do end up together, there will come a day when that 15 years will make a difference in the dynamics of your relationship. For instance, my mom is 7 years younger than my dad and they are getting to the point when she is the one taking care of my dad. He's 79 with health issues and even though she is 72, she has a young spirit and wants to travel. Unfortunately, her choices are limited because of his health.
Still, you can say, "screw the health," do what you want and take your chances like they did last year...they travelled to South America and took a cruise down to Antarctica. A pretty brave thing to do, I think.
So, go for it, just realize some of the future limitations if it goes in that direction.
My parents are quite similar. My dad is 70, and my mom is 68, so there's only a two year gap, and yet she looks and acts as though she's younger, like in her 40s or 50s perhaps.
She also has to amuse him and clean up after him all the time, and doesn't find much time to do much else.
It depends on whether your interests are compatible and if you can fit in with both your groups of friends. He may have friends in their 50's while you may have friends in their 20's, not so easy to blend at times.
I personally like the younger ones. My husband is 7 years younger than me.
Usually boys/men take longer than females to mature, so older probably means just right , lol.
Love doesnt really have a 'right age', though experience cant ever be learned from a book (my opinion)
Watch it Eaglekiwi! Some men mature so fast they will never get as old as they look, it all depends on the kind of mileage during the trip.
Mmmm, do you have a linky, so I can catch up and add a little maturity?
No, I meant age-old argument. Not just in the forum.
No its all good, just wondered what linky meant
I think he means Leaky You know some old guys are!
Linky is a term you use when you are young at heart, it means pointing your "Google" in the right direction.
Oops sorry.. I stand corrected... But don't take it to heart... I'm sure it's best we don't oogle ya google eh?
It's all cool pearl diver, I just pointed my Google to "age difference between couples" and got a whole lotta linky's. Here is one for ya, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_dispar … ationships
Go ahead and don't look backward. It's love that matters not the age. In as long as the guy is still breathing, he is active for love.
I agree with the first comment. Whose permission do you need? I think most all of these are good advice. As long as you are both over 18 I would say go for it.
Being an older guy is a huge advantage over the younger ones; but I don't know that I'll be able to say that with as much conviction, when they reach my current age.
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