From a sexual attraction standpoint, I challenge you to stand me shirtless next to Sophia Loren in Look, Steely Dan probably couldn’t talk at all to "Hey Nineteen" because they admittedly had "nothing in common." Not because she was too young to name an Aretha Franklin song (which, like, come ON, Steely Dan); the idea that people are what pop culture references they know reduces falling in love to trading trivia. A lot of women have told me they won’t date younger men because of maturity issues, and that’s probably where the idea of a prohibitive "age gap" comes into play for a lot of people.As anybody who’s ever had to play "What are your top five favorite movies? A fantastic woman several years my senior recently told me I should only date older men, because even though I’m 28, "being in your twenties is a form of functional retardation." I think there’s a grain of truth there, if only because I don’t know anybody who looks back and thinks, "Man, how awesome was I in my twenties?This kind of culling is even easier now that dating sites let us whittle our options down to the year.I contend that as long as nobody is being willfully creepy (I see you, guys in Ferrari hats), this kind of limitation is mega lame.Can you have a relationship with someone significantly younger than yourself? I know from firsthand experience: I married a woman much younger than myself - about fifteen years - and it has been one of the most delightful experiences of my life.Going out and establishing a relationship with someone younger is not for everyone, of course, but I would argue that it actually makes a lot of sense.In other words, you look, act and feel older than you actually are.Well, this is not fair to you or to the woman that you will meet.
Of course, there is no formula for love, but generally speaking an older male will match up much better with a younger female for many, many reasons.Think about it, if you start at age 14 then they can only date someone they're own age then at 20 it's 17 to 26, 30 is 22 to 46 and so on........doesn't sound so bad to me?? Just curious what the genaral concensus might be on this????? but I have to say when I hit 48 I hope I am still happy with my baby and hopefully I won't need to be looking at dating a 82 year old, unless I have given up on men and sex all together I have convinced my 9 year old niece that she's not allowed to date till she's 50, mind you I been telling her that for years so I now hope she thinks she's convinced me she won't date till she's 50 well although the formula has some merit. I've dated in the past men as much as 15 yrs older than me and men 10 yr younger... compatibility, chemistry, shared interests are far more important than age Until a few months ago, I would never have considered dating anyone younger then me again. now Gummle is added to the list of people that owe me a keyboard for making me spit my beverage in a vain attempt to try to prevent it from flying out my nose.I don't think I could find a 22 yr old with the maturity level I seek. However, I met some one that is very interesting and we have a lot in common. Mental note...swallow drink before reading postsand i'm 32, wouldn't go for anyone under 25, just based on maturity level (and the fact that I refuse to teach....lol)..In fact, I think the One Half Plus Nine formula is actually better for most male/female relationships.This formula calculates the ideal age of a woman: you simply take half your age and add nine.I know many smoking-hot middle-aged people who are emotional teenagers.