Divide your age by half and add seven years to get the minimum acceptable age for your romantic partner.Going by the popular formula, 30-year-olds should not be with anyone younger than 22, 40-year-olds should go for people who are at least 27, and so on. The biggest takeaway from this graph is that, for the most part, Ok Cupid men stay just barely within the range prescribed by the half-plus-seven rule.Colin and I met on a gay dating site, lying about our ages in opposite directions: He had said he was "26" (he was 24) and I said I was "42" (I was 49). But there I was, on my way to 24-year-old Colin's apartment.
Now let's analyze why it's so great to date a younger guy.
In my online dating profile preferences, I’d always make the age range between “my age 1” and 45, as if going out with someone my age or one year younger were some kind of abhorrent crime.
I thought they’d match my maturity level, would “have their shit together” and would, in general, be better partners for me, the self-professed “old soul”.
Usually the guys were 4 or 5 years older, sometimes they were 8 or 10 years older (and I went on one date with a guy who was like, 18 years older), but they were ALWAYS older. I recently started dating a younger man – he’s four years younger than me – and honestly? Here’s why: Editor’s note: I’ve opened this post a jillion times to try to write it without sounding like “in defense of this one particular younger man I’m dating”.
Films that came out what seems like a year or two ago are "classics". Her parents are only five and eight years older than me, which I was a bit worried about when first meeting them.
Getting involved with a man 25 years younger than me was never in my game plan.
I remember thinking to myself, as we lay there post-everything: "I wish I were younger. Over the next several months, I saw Colin once or twice a week.
Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are also no pre-determined parameters of the kind of person you're meant to be attracted to.
I can't imagine what it must be like to be a good way outside the circle, like the young "Gay Cowboy", NSW rodeo rider Joshua Goyne, for example.