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Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 4 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30200 posts
Oct 8th '12

I'm a year older than my DH and it doesn't bother me, Anyone who i've ever dated has always been a year or 2 younger than me. I actually like dating younger guys. I would consider a huge age gap to be about 10 years

Brandi Eastman 2 kids; Youngsville, Pennsylvania 1452 posts
Oct 8th '12

It seems the older you are, the less age matters. 15 and 30 is rediculous. and illegal. I'm 24, SO is 33. and I feel fine about it. we are mentally on the same level. My sister is 22, her SO is 37....I find it a little odd. Especially since she is closer in age to his son than to him. That is another factor in age gaps...kids. I don't think I could ever be "step mom" to someone closer to my age than the father.

lunch lady 2 kids; Tennessee 2123 posts
Oct 8th '12

I could maybe do 10 years older but I doubt it. My husband is nearly a year younger than me but I couldn't be with anyone much younger than that since most guys are way behind in maturity level. IMO when there is a big age gap, at least one person is after something, gold digger or someone going through a midlife crisis lol.

user banned Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
Oct 8th '12

I'd date someone much older than me, never anyone younger than me.

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
Oct 8th '12
*-Quoting Bob Wehadababyitsaboy:" I'm a year older than my DH and it doesn't bother me, Anyone who i've ever dated has always been a year ... [snip!] ... been a year or 2 younger than me. I actually like dating younger guys. I would consider a huge age gap to be about 10 years"


See, this is why we're friends. We can be cougars together! You can be my wing man! lol (if we're old and single in 30yrs)

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting Nikkie Beee:" I'm 3yrs older than my SO. I totally prefer younger guys. I'm so gonna be a cougar when I'm in my 50s-60s ... [snip!] ... than my dad or younger than 18. Out of curiosity, why do you ladies prefer older men? (OP sorry bout piggybacking your thread)"


I prefer older men because of a few reasons.

Most of them are more conservative politically (won't mind watching Fox News with me and discussing politics)

More experianced sexually

Don't care too much about what other people think

Usually are financially stable

Don't mind sitting at home and having a nice dinner and are over the bar scene and going out and getting wasted

And, I'm physically attracted to men with grey hair

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
Oct 8th '12

I see nothing wrong with age gaps. I honestly don't care about other peoples relationships other than my own. There is a 6 year age gap btwn DH and myself. I was about 15 when I met him. We didn't turn serious until I was 17 and dated on and off until we moved in together in 2006, I was 18.
Now I couldn't say if I would or would not date anyone older than that or younger than me, and I wouldn't say anything about people that are in a relationship where there is a big age gap.
I think it's fun to look back on how old we were when we met, and where we were in our lives at the time :)

TTC Queen Bee 82 kids; California 3505 posts
Oct 8th '12

I don't see a problem as long as both people are over 18. Of course there are those older men who will take advantage of young girls but that can really happen at any age.
I went on a couple dates with a 32 year old when I was 18. I think I was more mature than him honestly so it didn't work. Besides that time I usually dated people my age but my husband is 8.5 years older than me and we have never had any issues with the age gap at all. Its not really a huge difference though.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 4 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30200 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting Nikkie Beee:" See, this is why we're friends. We can be cougars together! You can be my wing man! lol (if we're old and single in 30yrs)"

Bahaha yes 8)

Isaiah,sophia,&gracie mae 3 kids; Troy, Ohio 232 posts
Oct 8th '12

Im 21 DH is 29. I have never dated younger. Ive always dated older guys..but b4 DH I only dated 1 to 2 yrs older because I was a minor I didnt want to date too much older and risk it

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
Oct 8th '12

My boyfriend and I are 11 years apart.
Its okay...we just tend to want different things in life.
but for the most part a get along pretty well.
He just thinks he's always right and he always has some words of wisdom our he's trying to teach me a lesson.

I had a BabyBumpBelly 1 child; American Fork, Utah 34388 posts
Oct 8th '12

My DH is 20 years older than me. We've been together almost 8 years. It's the best and longest relationship I've ever had.

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting khigh:" I prefer older men because of a few reasons. Most of them are more conservative politically (won't ... [snip!] ... nice dinner and are over the bar scene and going out and getting wasted And, I'm physically attracted to men with grey hair"


Do you think that you can't find those qualities in a younger man? (beside the gray hair part lol) I'm having a debate with my sisters and they think women who like older mean (talking about a 8+ year difference) have "daddy issues". I'm saying is purely preference. Which is it for you?

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting lunch lady:" I could maybe do 10 years older but I doubt it. My husband is nearly a year younger than me but I couldn't ... [snip!] ... when there is a big age gap, at least one person is after something, gold digger or someone going through a midlife crisis lol."


Do you think of all AGRs are like that? Midlife crisis or gold digger?

The friend I am talking about has known the older man for 7 years now. They have been friends for a long time and she said that it just happened that they fell for eachother.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 8th '12

I was 24 and my now husband was 18 when we started dating. I knew him when he was 15 but he didn't start hanging out with our group of friends until he was 17.



When he asked me out, we thought the age difference might be a problem... but it never was.