The Dating Age Gap

By: Date with 8 Email
By: Date with 8 Email

Now that I’m back in the dating world I thought it would be great to give it a try and consider some older guys, but how old is too old when dating someone? I’ve always pondered that question, because I’ve always been interested in older men. Let me clarify, so you won’t think that I’m talking about your dad, boss, or anything like that. When I say I’m interested in older men, I usually prefer a guy that is no more than eight years older than myself (so really not that far of a stretch).

The biggest age gap between a guy and me was 7 years. I feel like if I dated a man that was 10 years or older, it would look like I’m just looking for a sugar daddy and I don’t want to be labeled as a gold digger.

I’ve had a few relationships where a guy was younger than me, but it never worked out simply because I didn’t want to feel old in the relationship. That may sound a bit silly or shallow, but I just can’t fathom the idea of being the “old one” in a relationship, it just makes me feel like a grandma.

I think there are some good qualities in dating an older person. I find that older guys are more mature and established in their life. The oldest guy I’ve dated never played games and was always honest and open about everything. He wasn’t trying to find himself; he had a goals and made sure they actually happened. However those same good qualities can turn into negatives... if you’re just wanting to have a good time, the older person however could be looking for a serious relationship that they may want to turn into marriage.

I’ve had a few friends (girls and guys) date older people and I haven’t heard many complaints! I can only say that being with someone mature, helps you mature. I’m not suggesting you go out and find someone your parents age, but be open-minded to dating someone older than you.

Have any stories to share about dating an older person? I’d love to hear what you have to say!


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