Its a thought provoking post. I am 44 and according to this website a 36 yr old guy age range is 26 to 41. So Is this dating site promoting, older man date younger girls? How do people feel about age difference. How much age difference is correct at certain age and gender. I have always dated guys my age. It bother me that older men marry younger women while if women is older every one is mean to her. I feel most of these websites promote religious ideologies. thanks
If you looking for love, this website gives you a heart and every one who is campatible to you, it gives them a matching score. I got this age range from the comaptiblity score. Not my idea or choice. I only made a profile here to find love. There are people who feel the need to attck me and teach me. Once again its a thought provoking questions, not my idea. I even sighted why I asked this question.
Oh come on. These ideas of yours are a little bit dated. Anyone can marry up or down in age as long as they are consenting adults. You just need to have some things in common. My last husband was 15 years my junior in age but much older in his head, and there was never a problem with anyone giving me a hard time.
My son is 36; last year he married a woman of 55. She’s wonderful, and I love her like a daughter. She calls me ‘mom’.
I’m 57. I don’t date men/women under age 50, it just never seems to work. Around 8-10 years either side makes sense for me. I might one day meet someone totally ‘out of range’ and fall madly in love: that’s fine, too. My ‘list’ of what I’m looking for are just loose guidelines. It’s the person that’s important.
Actually I think I know where @Arshi is coming from. I just had a look at the heart compatibility score and how it is made up and the bloody thing is sexist. The " normal age range" for men is 10 years younger to 5 years older; for women 5 years younger to 10 years older.
Now considering women live on average 4 years longer than men, why is this still considered the "norm"?
If you get hung up on age, so will those who date you. There is no formula that really works...I have been with much older men and much younger men...we never really had any issues with the age gap once the children/no children thing was off the table. You will be pleasantly surprised at how many people just want someone who is on the same page as they are in other areas of their lives. No science, no chart, no quiz can score the human heart and mind when it comes to relationships...but you can squeeze yourself into those results if you really want to...but it sounds like you don't. Be yourself and enjoy the process.
My kids are 26 to 33, I am 60. A few years ago they "strongly suggested" that I date someone at least closer to my age than to the age of my oldest. So, doing the math, someone not more than 13 years younger than I am. I'm comfortable with that. On the high side, depends on how well they have aged.
Chronological age, emotional age, and physical ages are all person-specific.
Since my mid-30s, i have rarely cared about the first. And as i grew older chronologically, while still maintaining a physical lifestyle as i had in my 20s, biking and hiking as much as i could with my busy professional realities, i tended to attract women who were significantly younger than I was. But that was as much their choice as mine.
Now, as i move into my 70s, emotional intelligence is still a critical criterion if I am attracted to a woman. If a person i am attracted to can't do the physical stuff i enjoy, so be it. I can still bike and hike to my hearts content, and enjoy the solitude of doing both alone.
my daughter married a guy just 5 years younger then me, Ive never seen her as happy since she has been grown. As long as they are happy I don't care. People age at different rates anyway, the older you get the less it will mattrer. No one thinks anything of an 85 year old dating a 72 year old, time is relative.
I have always felt it best to be with men roughly my own age. However, I have reached the age where most men my age who are still attractive and reasonably fit and healthy can easily get someone ten years younger or more. I feel like a very young person inside but my driver's license (photo and birthdate!) say otherwise. So, I'll probably stay single for now. It's all good. I don't judge what others do or prefer. But I don't think I'd be comfortable either being an old cougar just for sex or dating a much older man because that's who would mostly be interested in me. It's a bad age for women, I think. If I'd gotten divorced in my early 40's I'd have been much more open to more possibilities in dating and I'd have had more options, too.
I think there's a general tendency for people of very different ages to have less in common. People that have less in common generally are less attracted to each other. There's so much more to factor in though, sometimes age just doesn't make a difference.
It's a difficult one, I find lots of younger people highly attractive but I couldn't date them for fear of the public stigma attached. It's something that would always be there.in the back of the mind and would be like a cancer to any potential relationship.
For me I try to stick to around 8 to 10 years either way of my age.
Then.again I have been single the last 3 years so maybe I am wrong