Thursday, December 15, 2011

To Date: Younger or Older

My best friend and I usually have this discussion every other time we talk. He likes older men, I like them around my age. By older, he likes them in their 40's and I like them in the late 20's. Of course, there are obvious benefits and disadvantages from dating younger or older. Lets break it down. The way I see it and from what he has experienced:

Older Guys: Are more stable, and typically self-assured....
Younger Guys: Are trying to stabilize themselves, ability to grow together....

On the other hand...
Older Guys: Are not as outgoing, i.e. Club or Bar (been there done that), Are more set in their ways...
Younger Guys: Can be immature, outgoing yet sometimes too much...

I think the biggest issue and difference between my best friend is I is my father just turned 50 and his parents are roughly 20 years senior my parents. So I see dating anyone in their 40's like it's dating someone my parent's age. It just feels weird. I recently dabled in the 30 year old range and that seemed cool. I also put a age limit of no one under 25. Age can be tricky, because age does not mean maturity. What do you all think? Have you or are you dating someone younger or older than you?