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 devonbrown1
Joined: 9/29/2011
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Personally, I think that the older you get the less the age difference matters. What matters is that you two are both at the same place in your life, similar life experiences, similar desires for the future. If you have that with someone 22 years older than you, great. But if you are at different life stages then it won't work. For example, if you are just getting out of college and about to start work and real life and your boyfriend is looking for a second wife to be a mom to his 5 children, it might not be the best fit. But if you are 50 and heading towards retirement and he is 22 years older and heading towards retirement and you both want to travel and see the world and such, then it might not be that big of a difference.

Good luck.
 Beachgirl062
Joined: 10/22/2009
Msg: 177
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 4/13/2012 4:47:41 PM
I think Catherine would have plenty of her own money dont you think? So maybe its something else!!
 musical_turtle
Joined: 3/11/2011
Msg: 178
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 4/13/2012 6:38:13 PM
I'd think I was dating the person I'd want to date at that moment, no big deal.
If I knew/saw someone dating someone 22 years older than them...I'd think
they're just dating who they want to date, no big deal. =)
Making yourself happy by dating who you want is #1.
What everyone else thinks comes second,imo. =)
 OpenHorizons27
Joined: 2/11/2012
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Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 4/17/2012 6:19:39 AM
I would never date a man 22 years older than me....or any man.

Next question
 mysterioustallmn
Joined: 2/17/2010
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Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 4/18/2012 2:35:39 AM
When I was in my 40's and newly divorced I went through a succession of women in their 20's early 30's. Now that I'm in my 60's I find myself bored silly to even be around the young. Then again I have two friends my age who both married young women and they're both very happy. Whatever works for you, love is so rare in this world if it happens at all regardless of age you better latch onto it and hold it very dear. Most people never get a second chance.
 grove_22
Joined: 1/30/2012
Msg: 181
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 4/18/2012 6:46:57 AM
I had short term / casual relationships with women that were 15-20 years older than me. Although they were nice people and the sex was great (LOL), it is highly unlikely I would have a serious relationship with a woman that much older than me. Having said that, what matters the most is the feelings of the 2 people involved in the relationship.
 Whatheheck1
Joined: 11/16/2011
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Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 4/18/2012 9:01:26 AM
Male/ female relationships are always symbiotic. The man wants youth and beauty. The woman wants security (wealth and stability).

Despite the feminism movement, this will never change.

Date the rich old dude. It's OK. Really.
 optimismfirst
Joined: 2/29/2012
Msg: 183
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 4/18/2012 10:13:47 AM
no way!!!!


tooo grossss
 larrylee66
Joined: 11/26/2011
Msg: 184
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Posted: 8/13/2012 1:34:49 PM
age aint nothing but a number as long as she is mature
 jsphn11
Joined: 12/24/2007
Msg: 185
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/13/2012 6:03:00 PM

But if you are 50 and heading towards retirement and he is 22 years older and heading towards retirement and you both want to travel and see the world and such, then it might not be that big of a difference.

Oh no, 50 and 72 is a huge age difference. She is still working, he is already retired. She still has energy, he is more likely slowed down a lot. Health wise, it might be a big difference too. In addition, just an idea of dating a man her mother’s age is disgusting…


age aint nothing but a number …

I’ve heard that in the past. Mostly from men who would only date younger :-)
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
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Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/13/2012 6:44:08 PM
If you date someone 22 years younger and it doesn't work out, there could be a back-up plan. If the parents are divorced, you can date the mother next who would be about the same age as you.
 rdeffley
Joined: 9/21/2009
Msg: 187
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/13/2012 7:31:41 PM
I dated a woman 20 years older than me. The sexual compatibility was great, but we weren't a good fit in general. She developed feelings and I could not return them. I think that in order for it to work, you have to be on the same page. Are you both looking for long term, are you OK introducing him to your friends/family without feeling embarrassed, are you fine being seen in public with him, etc.. These are all things you have to take into consideration.
 A881e
Joined: 7/11/2012
Msg: 188
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/16/2012 2:28:19 AM
This is a good question.

Lately ive had 2 young guys both 10 years older and cannot put my finger on why i cannot even go there. I can only see problems but thats because of the society these have grown up in is different.

The reasons i can think of but not the only one reason is

Text speak - I cant stand it. Cant read it and dont find mini gangsters fun or interesting.
Clingy - Want a trophy but i have told both that i can only offer freinds only as i do not date kids. Persistence is quite strong.
Different views - Lack of morals and respect. One of them thinks at 21 he knows how to have a relationship and came back with comments such as but i want kids and settle down. So already they got the old bird mentality as i do not want that. I want to find someone my generation or older who can come on holidays and live out the 30 something life. Not siting in night clubs watching young skets all over them, or have kids with a guy whos only going to want sonmeone his own age then stuck with a bad deal and ruined any attempts as a decent normal life.

I personally dont think its right, also we all know the mistakes we made in our late teens early 20s. Do you really want to deal with someone elses learning curve?
 A881e
Joined: 7/11/2012
Msg: 189
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/16/2012 2:29:54 AM
I had short term / casual relationships with women that were 15-20 years older than me. Although they were nice people and the sex was great (LOL), it is highly unlikely I would have a serious relationship with a woman that much older than me. Having said that, what matters the most is the feelings of the 2 people involved in the relationship.

Just like grove said above.. Pretty much says what i nailed on the head with the post above.

i dont have time for games and short relationships. And as demonstrated above. Is all the young ones are after. A shag and to waste my time.
 DreamsHopeLight
Joined: 7/9/2012
Msg: 190
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/18/2012 5:06:40 PM
Yikes! What could you possibly have in common?
 Lionesse19
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 191
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/18/2012 10:37:56 PM
How about a woman dating a man 22 years younger!! I had the opportunity but felt we didnt have enough in common or common ground. However if you like the guy then why not? I am sure many a man would love to date a woman so much younger, for the sex and the kudos. Depends on the ages of the people concerned. It is another generation and the father complex can come into it when there is 22 years difference.
 CathyM09
Joined: 8/19/2012
Msg: 192
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/29/2012 8:26:26 PM
I think the most important thing is if he treats you well. Age shouldn't be the determining factor whether you date a guy or not.
But, you should know that you are both in completely stages in life.. So their might be some issues because of that. Good luck with everything.
 CathyM09
Joined: 8/19/2012
Msg: 193
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 8/30/2012 5:43:54 PM
Does your parents know about this? If they do, do they approve of it?
 mitchozie
Joined: 3/11/2009
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Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 9/2/2012 6:51:16 PM
Here's a Canadian Senator (69) with a 23 year old wife, go figure.

http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Woman-23-Arrested-for-Threatening-Her-69-Year-Old-Senator-Husband-On-Flight-167474425.html


I should add that when I was 67, I had a 32 year old girlfriend.
 fkn_edgy
Joined: 8/11/2012
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Posted: 9/2/2012 11:35:29 PM
sounds pretty weird but whatever.
 TantricJedi
Joined: 2/22/2012
Msg: 196
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 9/4/2012 8:04:14 AM
Better then dating a woman 22 years older then me
 annywn
Joined: 4/17/2012
Msg: 197
Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 9/5/2012 2:49:30 AM
ew.........................................
 Behind-Blue-Eyes_53
Joined: 12/19/2011
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Dating a man who is 22 years older than me?
Posted: 9/6/2012 4:57:06 PM

H8MasculinityH8BeingAMan:
i still wouldn't even date a woman who is 10 years younger than me, thats gross still


That's just a stupid comparison. 10 years younger than you would be what, 12 years old? I think you just don't like the competition from guys who are older and have more to offer than you do. Well some women your age don't like immature little boys and would rather dater date a mature man instead.
 mitchozie
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Posted: 9/6/2012 9:07:22 PM
An immature young man who can't handle the competition from an older man. LOL.
The fact is that mature women (of any age) are turned off by men who act like little boys, and prefer the company of real men.
 Behind-Blue-Eyes_53
Joined: 12/19/2011
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Posted: 9/7/2012 3:28:55 AM

H8MasculinityH8BeingAMan:
most men don't give a rat's ass about a woman's maturity


Young Man, you don't have a Fvckin' clue what most Men think, so stop trying and speak for them. the most you know is what your small group of friends think.
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