I recently developed a crush on this older guy. Before I go on, let me break the news. It will never go anywhere and I’ll never let him know. Blogging, however, could end up spilling the beans. The guy was pretty much my dream guy from what I could tell with the exception of one thing… he was closer to my mother’s age than mine.
It got me to thinking, how old (or young) is too old? I had no idea. I’m not a dating expert by any means so I turned to every other woman I knew. Here were some of the most popular opinions ranked.
5. No one younger.
4. The formula. For younger, you divide your age by 2 and add 7 years. I’m 28 so the youngest I could date by this standard is 21 (28/2=14+7=21). The oldest you can date is double your age less 7 meaning the oldest I could date is 49 (28*2=56-7=49). I don’t know if I’m comfortable with 49 as that is only a few years younger than my parents (sorry for spoiling your age on the world wide web!).
3. 10 years older, 5 years younger.
2. Any of age person as long as they are not older than the parents.
1. The most popular answer was age isn’t anything but a number.
I think I have to agree with the most popular answer. Who cares as long as the people in the relationship are two consenting adults? There were two variations to the answer. 1. At least 18 and 2. At least 21 because not being able to go everywhere together can get rough.
Of course, the caveat is that you have to be comfortable dating the person. If you can’t get over the age difference than it’s not the best fit. I think you also have to be in the same place. If we go back to #4 and I’m dating a 49-year-old who doesn’t want any children, well that 49-year-old is too old for me because I still want a kid. If you are comfortable, happy, and it works- age is nothing but a number.
What do you think- how old is too old?
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