Dating Question

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  1. Lareigna

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    Would you date a guy younger than you? I met a guy and he is 7 years younger, he seems nice, but I'm not sure if I should take that chance. What do you think? :blush:
     
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  3. Teach2reach

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    I'd go for it! What have you got to lose. He is nice and that is all that matters.

    I know people that are dating guys 10 years younger then them. As people get older, I don't really think it is that big of a deal!
     
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    My mom's best friend married a man 10 years younger than her at age 35. She's still married to him and has two lovely children with him. :) It can work! :D
     
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    At my current age, 24 years old, I would not date a guy younger than me. Maybe one year young than I am, but no more.

    I think you should take a chance on the guy! You're only going on a date...and dating is all about finding the person that is your match. You never know. :)
     
  6. Lareigna

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    Thanks everyone, I appreciate your advise. I think I'll take a chance and see what happens. :)
     
  7. Ms. I

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    Sure, why not! You may like him. I personally prefer guys who are 2-10 yrs older than me, but I wouldn't go any more than 2 yrs younger than me.
     
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    I am married to one 10 years older than me.. I say give it a chance either way younger or older doesnt matter. Age is just age...
     
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    What's the chance? You take a chance anytime you put your heart out there...
     
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    well, I'm still at the age (22) where if I date too much younger, I would be getting into legal risky territory, lol. But if you're in your late twenties and up, I say go for it. If you like him, you like him and you'd hate to be playing the what if game 10 years from now, dreaming about "the one that got away". Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Ok, I think I've spouted enough cliches for one post, lol.
     
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    My uncle is 6 years younger than my aunt. They've been married 25 years and are one of the few couples I know that are still in the "honeymoon" phase. My aunt says it's because my uncle know he better respect his elders, so he never questions her authority! As long as it's legal, go for it. Nothing says he has to be the love of your life... maybe he'll just be someone who's fun to be around.
     
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    LOL my husband is only 6 months younger than me and he still calls me an "older woman" :lol: If I was still dating I wouldn't mind dating a younger man as long as he seemed mature and was stable (emotionally and financially). I look younger than I am so I could probably get away with 7-10 years younger and we wouldn't look like an odd couple.
     
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    You all have such good advise. I was thinking the same things, just needed someone to talk to about it to make sure I wasn't crazy. My BFF thinks I am crazy to do this. But you guys are right if I dont get outthere Ill never know.

    TeachNY - I can pass for about 10 year younger too! :D
     
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    My uncle is closer to my age than my Aunt's. She has never liked older/same age men, they do not have enough energy for her. She's a Physician's Assistant, has multiple degrees, runs a horse farm and does laser hair removal... She's a busy girl and needed some one who could keep up with her. It works for her, why not give it a shot, the worst that happens is that it doesnt work out and that could happen with anyone.
     
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    I think whether a relationship will work or not depends more on maturity of the two people rather than age. I'd date a younger guy if we seemed to hit it off and were at about the same maturity level. On the other hand, I'm not sure I'd want to date a guy significanly older than me if he still acted his shoe size rather than something closer to his age.
     
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    There is no reason not to go on a few dates and decide from there. You will probably know if the maturity level is different or any other age difference issues and in the meantime you get go on a few fun dates instead of reading our posts ;) I don't think you have to worry about this until it gets serious and there's no reason not to date to see if it does get serious!
     
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    Go have fun!!!! Who knows, he might have a wonderful older brother. I dated a guy that was very immature. I decided that he was a better fit for my best friend (who was younger), but she could only date him if I went (we were in High School.)
    So I dated his older friend just so she could go. They broke up, but I married the older friend. So I say go for it!
     
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    My aunt is about 12 years older than my uncle, and they are still HAPPILY in love after 20 years. They have a great marriage. So get to know him, see what happens.
     
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    Irishdave you are a hoot! :rofl:

    You all are great! Thank you! :2up:
     
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    There is a risk in every relationship and friendship.

    GO FOR IT!
     
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    I wouldn't let age be the deciding factor...give it a chance. :)
     
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    Younger man

    I met my husband when I was almost 24. I thought he was about 27 if I had to guess. He seemed mature and looked it. Well........when he told me he was 20, I nearly had a stroke. :eek:hmy: I told him I couldn't go out with him anymore and all kinds of stuff. Well, I guess I couldn't stay away. He seems older than he is and I look younger than I am. So, it all worked out. We have been married for 17 years and have 2 wonderful children. ;)
     
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    Ok all you cougars

    if older woman with younger men are cougars

    what do you call older men with younger women?
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    LUCKY old rich men!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    BTW Wife #3 was 6 years older than me.
     
  25. LMath85

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    At 23, if I dated someone more than 2 years younger than me I'd feel uncomfortable. This year I had a student who was 20!

    But hey you have a different situation so... what is age? Don't be silly! Take a chance.
     
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    Thank you again for all the inspirational stories. I definatly feel better about my decision to give it a try. :)
     
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    Lareigna, tell us how your 1st date goes. Will it be any time soon?
     
  28. Lareigna

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    Ms. I, I will definately let everyone know how it goes. I met him Sat night and he texted me on Sun saying how great it was to meet me and that he had fun. Hoping to go out Fri night. I'm excited. :D
     
  29. Irishdave

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    He texted you the next day he broke man rule 2.73-B

    Give me his e mail and I'll ask his intentions

    BTW do you need "the talk?" I am open tonight.

    Sounds like he does want to get to know you

    you can rent me to talk to him



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    Her momma's world
    She deserves respect
    That’s what she'll get
    Ain’t it son?
    Hey y'all run along and have some fun
    I'll see you when you get back
    Bet I’ll be up all night
    Still cleanin' this gun ....
    Son, now y'all buckle up and have her back by te- let's say about nine...thirty.
    Drive safe.​
     
  30. runsw/scissors

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    Oh Dave. :)
     
  31. Lareigna

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    :rofl::rofl: Oh IrishDave, you are to funny! Thanks, I'm good on the talk but if I see he needs it I will refer him to you.
    Love the song!
     

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