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 Really Here
Joined: 6/27/2009
Msg: 26
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Isn't there a supposed magical formula for a person's minimum dating age - half your own age plus 7, so according to the magical formula the minimum age of the women OP should be dating is approx 27.

By the way I do not subscribe to the magical formula, thought I would mention it as it is something that is often branded around on Aussie blogs and forums.
 spitfire6844
Joined: 6/30/2007
Msg: 27
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Posted: 8/11/2009 2:52:28 PM

what do you think?


I think you ought to find someone your own age. These big age disparities are ridiculous. They're a joke. LOOK....you have nothing in common with her, and she has nothing in common with you. Don't be a spectacle.

Find someone within a couple of years of your own age bracket, and stick with that. You'll have more of a shot of being compatible, and won't look ridiculous.
 Fleur_de_Lis
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 28
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/11/2009 3:07:48 PM
What do I think? I think you're making fun of Houston's post

Guys don't ask these questions




 realitybites78
Joined: 7/10/2009
Msg: 29
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/11/2009 3:35:21 PM
How do you know who he has or don't have things in common with?
 Fleur_de_Lis
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 30
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/11/2009 3:37:22 PM
Because I'm not naive... much

 daydreamer57
Joined: 4/12/2009
Msg: 31
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/12/2009 4:45:09 AM
I have talked to woman younger than me and most are frustrated with their own age group....bunch of video game playin four wheelin goofs...that dont want to work either....in the end you will want a woman of your own age as she will want a guy somewhere around hers.....young men are taking a long time these days growing up when we used to work hard and play hard and pay for our mistakes....nothing like that these days.....good luck!
 short_momma
Joined: 9/23/2007
Msg: 32
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/12/2009 4:51:05 AM
I say go for it. The age difference isn't that bad as far as I am concerned but I have always been more attracted to men a bit older then me anyway. :)
 dardika
Joined: 7/25/2009
Msg: 33
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/12/2009 4:53:46 AM
If you were sixty and she was 44 then you two could make a go of it. Maturity knows what it wants.

Listen to all the guys close to your age who have said they dated a girl that age....note that they are single right now.

Be mindful of your pea-ness...it doesn't understand how the brain works.
 WNECchick
Joined: 12/21/2008
Msg: 34
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/12/2009 12:38:23 PM
naw I tried dating a 31 year old but that was too old
28 is my cut off...won't work
 kuddlekitty
Joined: 12/30/2007
Msg: 35
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Posted: 8/16/2009 4:06:29 AM
Message 9:
If you're going to categorize into the age brackets you did...I don't think 66/50 is moot. One is almost 70 while the other is still relatively young, probably still working... Not that it's a no-go...or that it couldn't work, but I don't think it's more inconsequential than your younger examples.
 kawasakiprincess
Joined: 5/13/2007
Msg: 36
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/16/2009 7:45:46 AM
GO FOR IT MAN WHAT YOU WAITING FOR if she seems nice and you like her dont let age stop u
 mydoggie
Joined: 7/19/2007
Msg: 37
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/16/2009 7:49:31 AM
I think the bigger question is a 39 yr older hanging out with college students at a club??
 realitybites78
Joined: 7/10/2009
Msg: 38
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/17/2009 12:28:54 PM

think the bigger question is a 39 yr older hanging out with college students at a club??


Because they can? Hey, if I'm still single at 39 and no woman takes me off the market, I'll do it.
 ~GoneSailing~
Joined: 6/5/2009
Msg: 39
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/17/2009 12:32:34 PM
I think you probably aren't going to listen to anyone's advice about this, and you'll probably do what ever you think is the right thing to do.

My opinion after dating someone that was 12 years younger than I am, is that I wouldn't do it again.

But you'll do what you do and you'll experience what you experience and it will impact your life, her life, and the lives of your children.
 COULDABEENME
Joined: 8/8/2009
Msg: 40
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/17/2009 1:16:13 PM
Heck yeah why not....I was 41 when i divorced my x and my first dating girlfriend was 23.
It was a learning experience for me I discovered it wasn't for me and that I prefer women that are closer to my age, so the experience was well worth the time...
Give it a try and see what happens you might have fun.....
 kpooks
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Posted: 8/17/2009 2:13:42 PM
Do you FEEL too old for her? Can you keep up with her? In the sack? In all-night partying, club-hopping binges? What is she into? How wild does she like sex? What's her energy level? Are you into these things too? Do you have her same energy? How long does she stay at clubs to feel sufficiently danced out and exhausted? How long do you? THESE are really the questions you need to ask yourself.

At age 23, she's an adult...legally anyway. Question is: Does she ACT like an adult? In the sense of being straight-up, forthright and up-front in your conversations? Or does she still play childish, pubescent high school games?

Pursue it and find out! If you two are on the same pace and energy level, are honest and communicate well, I think it'll work out just fine, at least until you hit 50; then you might have to slow down...but she'll be hitting 30 and will probably be wanting to settle down and raise a family (yikes).

Since you have "great conversations", great! Just try to swallow your own controlling impulse (I'm speaking from personal experience here)...it'll make you FEEL like her father.
 Fleur_de_Lis
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 42
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/17/2009 10:25:19 PM
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 winteragain
Joined: 3/26/2009
Msg: 43
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/17/2009 10:58:14 PM
bro it's time to reclaim the crown of The Man That's Got Enough Balls to Get With A Girl 16 Years Younger Than Him. No one can top that my man! DO IT!
 Tarah0128
Joined: 2/25/2009
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Posted: 8/17/2009 11:44:21 PM
Don't sell yourself short -- you might be able to get a date with a 14 year old

 prezmic
Joined: 6/17/2008
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Posted: 8/18/2009 12:14:53 AM
"She is 23, I am 39."

OP- go for it brother. The 1/2 plus 7 rule doesn't apply everytime, maybe for long term. But if just going out or hooking up - much more fun with youth.


"Don't sell yourself short -- you might be able to get a date with a 14 year old "

Another bitter chick that needs a date herself.
 Tarah0128
Joined: 2/25/2009
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Posted: 8/18/2009 1:22:54 AM

Another bitter chick that needs a date herself.


Another bitter dude who needs to lighten up
 ZamCam
Joined: 7/28/2009
Msg: 47
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/18/2009 1:40:01 AM
Can if you want. Just remember When your 70 she will be 50. Don't sound like a happy ending. Ask if that's what you really want?
 kuddlekitty
Joined: 12/30/2007
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Posted: 8/18/2009 6:47:17 AM
message55: "much more fun with youth..."
Then why should a younger woman want to date an older guy in his 50s? Logic goes both ways...
 coveredinpaint
Joined: 7/13/2009
Msg: 49
Should I go out with a girl 16 years younger?
Posted: 8/18/2009 6:50:09 AM

Then why should a younger woman want to date an older guy in his 50s? Logic goes both ways...


A lot of times it has to do with financial reasons and the guy being more stable and mature.
 kuddlekitty
Joined: 12/30/2007
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Posted: 8/18/2009 7:00:24 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I was playing devil's advocate. If some guy thinks that "hooking up" and hanging out is more fun with youth...then it should seem logical that a female would feel the same way. Why would a 20-something want to hook up with a guy 20 years or more older than her (generally, not saying there aren't some relationships that have truly formed) other than for what she can get out of it...I doubt a 50 year old dude is more fun than a guy twenty years his junior. Now, as always, people are individuals and it's not always age-related. But since many guys like to state that a female his age "can't keep up with him," ha! there are plenty of females who think the same thing about guys their age.
And, any guy who wants to date a female 20 or more years younger probably isn't that "mature."
Just an fyi, I think it's been established this post is a hypothetical, not an actual situation.
With alllll of that said, I think anyone should go out with anyone if it works for both of them.
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