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View Poll Results: Wht is the age difference between you and your SO?
Nothing 14 21.21%
1-3 Years 18 27.27%
3-5 Years 10 15.15%
6-10 Years 10 15.15%
10-12 Years 4 6.06%
13+ Years 3 4.55%
Turkey bacon and sliced granny smith apples dipped in peanut butter 9 13.64%
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:39 PM
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My SO & I are ten years apart (I am 30, he just turned 40) I have always liked older men, I can't recall dating (or a
Even liking/crushing on) anyone younger then myself.

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:10 PM
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Nothing special. He's nearly 3 years older than I am.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:16 PM
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We are only a year and a few months apart. I'm the younger one.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by xpaeanx View Post
We're a year apart.

I've had previous relationships with large age gaps. My first(and longest) relationship had a 9 yr age gap. My family really didn't like him at first b I was 17 and he was 26. They wanted to know what a "man" wanted with a "girl" and not a "woman." LOL. None of his friends approved of me either.
Haha, I did this too. I think I turned 18 when I was with him, and he was 28ish. He had other issues and it didn't last, but overall I was happy with him. I never told my family, but my friends were...semi-ok with it.

I do tend to date guys that are older than me, because I'm really past the whole 20-something partying thing. I'm more focused on what I'm doing with my life, focused on work, and enjoying hobbies than partying and causing trouble.

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:37 PM
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For me more than age it depends on stage of life. My friend married a guy who is nearly 10 years older, but he was working on his PhD, so really, they graduated college at about the same time and were really pretty close as far as what point in life they were at.
Also, um, he's pretty immature.

Like... before I axed my OkCupid account I had a guy message me. He was 18. I just turned 29. I own a house. He's a college freshman.
We'd have to wait four years before he could even drink alcohol at our own wedding.
This might work okay for some people, but... no. WILDLY different stages in life. The last time I dated somebody who was 18, I was 16. I don't think I want to play that game again.

Of course that takes on a different meaning when you start talking about larger age gaps. A guy who's 60 and is at the same "stage of life" as a 30 year old? That's kinda not cool. If only because that's a good way to convince me life NEVER gets any better and I should just kill myself now.

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:04 PM
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My current SO and I have a 3 year gap, with me being the older one.

I had a relationship when I was 26 and he was 40.

I don't look anywhere near as old as I am, which is fine now but was really odd at times with the 40 year old.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:35 PM
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I think the "rule" is usually /2 + 7 (divide by 2 then add 7).

So technically, I "could" date guys between ages 17 and 26 and it wouldn't be too creepy. I haven't been in a real relationship for a long time, but the two most recent guys were between 22 - 25, I think? I'm 19 turning 20 in August. I wouldn't start thinking about an age gap between me and a guy unless he's in his 30s and up.

Luckily I don't think too many people would shoot me judge-y looks if I dated a much older guy because Asian. No one would really know my age

My parents are 11 years apart, and I've never known a better marriage.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:42 PM
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Jeromy is 10 years older than me and our relationship is wonderful. I've dated guys closer to me in age and it just doesn't seem to work for me. Of course that could be because Jeromy is just so awesome I'm 22, he's (almost) 32.

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:46 PM
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K9 and FG I would never have guessed your SOs were 40! I suck at guessing ages in general though!

I am *exactly* 3 months older than DH.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:54 PM
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I'm 21. Jin was 2 years older than me. Current SO is 28 this year, so we are 7 years apart.
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