A blog by a woman who simply can't make relationships work, so instead of wallowing in self-pity, she decided to explore singleness with some humour and honesty.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Younger, Older, Same?
Here is the question I have been contemplating (among many others): Should age matter? My last boyfriend was 6 years older than me, but we had so much in common that it never seemed to be an issue for me (at one point his age became an issue for him - he got ready to hit the big 4 0 and was a little stressed by it). Before that I had dated some guys that were right around my age and that seemed fine as well. I also dated a couple of guys that were younger than me to varying degrees and sometimes it bothered me and sometimes it didn't. However, now I am in my mid-thirties and have been approached more frequently by younger guys and feel a little wary of it. So I am again seeking your thoughts on it all. Is there an age difference that is NOT acceptable (I understand that a teenager would be gross, but I mean what do you think a cut off should be... how many years younger or older?)? I am ready, open and excited to hear your arguments and preferences for age differences etc. I don't want to be an ageist in this new search for the ONE that is set aside for me... and as I was challenged by an anonymous reader (see the comments in my last post), I want to be sure I am keeping my eyes, heart and mind open so that I don't miss this guy because I am too busy making lists of what I want. Thanks anonymous reader... I love the honesty! :)