Messages You have no messages. Notifications You have no notifications. Delete Report Edit Lock Reported. Respond Your response must be between 3 and characters. Wilde Send a private message. That's too bi an age gap at that young an ae in my view.
It appears this age gap is largely driven by dudes. The older men get, the younger the women they message relative to their own age.
Women, on the other hand, message and respond most often to men about their own age. Once they reach 35, women actually respond more often to younger guys.
But because men are usually the conversation starters, the older-man-younger-woman paradigm prevails. Alright, so maybe OkCupid en masse follows dating age conventions, but what about those women who want to flip the norm on its head? How difficult is it for them to date a younger man? What I found was kind of surprising. When men message women, women tend to respond most often to men around their own ages.
A year-old woman will have better luck messaging a year-old man than a year-old one, according to the data. And a year-old man is more likely to respond to a message from a year-old woman than a message from any other age group.
When women make the first move, the age gap dating norm is reversed. I wrote a post that makes a good bookend to this one at my blog Hooking Up Smart:. My readers are youngish women for the most part — the exact girl you describe in this article. I think they would love this — I could link to it, but would you consider it as a guest post?
Women are desperate to figure out what guys want, and your site is tailor made for that. I loved this article!
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I am 22 and I am dating a man in his late forties, and yes everything in the article is true! I really, really like him and he treats me with respect. The best part is he takes his time in the bed room! Sure, I have no problem being considered a guest post. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. Hey, truthful man, just wanted to let you know that your article has gotten a few comments on Hooking Up Smart. After all the drama with mis 20 somethings, I finally found a really great guy who is 9 yrs older than me, he is 34 and I would not change a thing about him.
My salonist married a man 15 yrs older than her and it is funny that I find the most drastic age different couples seem the happiest, every time I meet a couple like this. If memory serves, the numbers say a 32 year old man and 26 year old woman are the best match. That is, a 26 year old woman with a man between 32 and 38 has pretty much the same chance of it working out in the long term.
Anyway, I write about relationships from an evolutionary point of view on my blog, and I address a lot of the things you talk about from the science side — explaining not only what people do, but why our genes program us to do what we do. Here is my blog: My blog is also about religion, philosophy, atheism, etc, so you have to dig a little. He is intelligent, funny, athletic, experienced in business and life, and has a great relationship with his kids and ex-wife. He is romantic, kind, and committed.
We knew each other for 5 years before we got together he was my university professor, my thesis advisor, then I was his TA, and later worked with him at a company. He never made a move, waited for me. But everything else is perfect and I feel blessed. When I hear my girlfriends complaining about their husbands not cleaning up, looking after their kids, not being motivated to work or make money, etc.
I realize how lucky I am. So many benefits to dating an older man!! Recently I started hanging out with a man who is He has been trying to talk to me for nearly a year and about 3 weeks ago I decided to give him a try. We said we would take it day by day and whatever happens we will go with it. He wants to see me often and when we watch movies he holds me. Wow, exactly my situation except that I met my older man online. What a a surprise.
Im 34 and hes I have a young friend she is 20 who grew up as a neighbor when I was a teenager. When I returned ot the area following eight years as a professional military officer, we re-connected, and have developed a sincere and meaningful platonic association.
Eventually, I started to wonder if after a year or two of failing to make any romantic connections elsewhere, I was potenitlaly ignoring something truly valuable. However, when I first began dropping hints that I definitely felt the same way…she reacted something between amused and confused.
Dating 32 year old man
I am Dating a 47 year old man. All I can say is he drives me.. Hmmmmm… Crazy- in- bed!
A older man might be looking to have fun but some are also looking for someone to settle. Major committal problems with many of them so watch out. They are great in bed — no doubt about that… but when push comes to shove.. The other half who did what we did seem to like it more than we do…maybe it does take a tougher woman to exist in our world…who knows? When I was a young woman I dated older men nearly exclusively. Now that I am in my 30s I have started being asked out by younger men.
In my experience anyway, men who have endured emotional hardship and who used it as an opportunity to grow make great partners. Most of those men, though, are probably dating women who are their peers or can somehow relate to their life experiences. I suppose now, though, men who experience being dismissed simply because of their age and nothing more have a taste of what women are typically subjected to.
After reading this article, i feel much better and safe because in the beginning, it used to scare me because of the age difference. Wish me good luck on this relationship because i am sick and tired of guys of my age…Smh. I know for some men,they never mature.. Been like this since i was around 13 lol i always thought love was for the weak emotional people that need reassurance love and whatnot,i thought it was dumb..
Sooo i met this guy on plenty off fish,mostly looking for friends but he caught my eye, i kinda missed the age because i just wanted to read his profile so skipped to it, he was.. They worry about the age difference, opening up to you, they are distant and sometimes cold, but rest assured ladies, the sex is always hot.
All of which I went through with my man, it was annoying as hell. I really wanted to tell him how I felt, but since he was not telling me how he felt about me, I kept to myself.
The only issue we have is his ex because they had children. Im a 47 older man, recently divorced with 2 kids, dating a younger woman of In her past, she suffered a failed marriage with a younger man around her age who just demonstrated low levels of maturity among other issues. Her younger age helps us connect as there is mutual respect and she values my successes while I see her amazing potential. We are made for each other. Im experienced enough to know when I found the person I want to spend my life with, thats the beauty, it took me 45 years!
As a man, I can say that the age difference has many benefits due to our natural maturity levels.
I created a survey. Although I could have hit the streets of New York and surveyed people in-person Buunk style, I decided to mTurk my survey. I try to avoid as much social interaction in my daily life as possible. This can vary from transcribing a movie, to identifying an item on a receipt, to taking a survey about hypothetical romantic relationships. Within a few days I got responses: As John and Lauren got older, however, the creepiness rule differed from how people actually responded.
Yet according to the survey, 37 was well outside the age range of what is socially acceptable. The results also showed that the creepiness rule is too restrictive about how old you can date when you are young, but becomes too lenient as you get older.Is Dating An Older Man Weird? EXPLAINED
Yet, people surveyed were fine with John and Lauren seeing someone in their early 30's. When John and Lauren are 60, the creepiness rule allows them to date anyone older than themselves the official cap is However, society places more restrictive age limits of 71 and 75 respectively. Overall, the creepiness rule does not accurately represent what people find socially acceptable; people are more judgmental than what the creepiness rule implies.
If the creepiness rule is wrong, then I needed a new rule to guide my non-existent love life.
As I reviewed the data, I realized that one rule was not enough.