Please allow me to set the scene for you. Over a year ago I dabbled in some dating platforms of the "swipe left" "swipe right" variety. I am a thirty-one year old woman and therefore, on dating sites and apps, I set my age preferences for thirty-one to thirty-five year old men.
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Ever heard of the rule that men should date women who are half their age plus seven? Some celebrities - think Leonardo Di Caprio - take this to extremes with a roster of something models regularly appearing on their arm, but do you know where the saying comes from? But does it stand up to scrutiny, or is it just a baseless rule perpetuated by men who want to justify dating younger, and less mature, women?
In college I studied Computer Science and forgot how to talk to women. As the only straight woman within reach, I soon became the de facto dating consultant for my male friends, despite my waning expertise. But what I soon realized was that sometimes the best way to date is to go off script.
I had a game I liked to play with this younger guy, a hilarious invention of my own called "Is He Dead? What, after all, had he done? A lot of us have found ourselves attracted to somebody younger or older, and have been reluctant to act on it because of some perceived weirdness or taboo.
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This post comes to us via Carly Jacobs of Smaggle fame. Follow along with her awesomery on Facebook or Instagram! At the ripe old age of twenty-six, my delicious man is four years younger than me, making him a slightly cringe-worthy twenty-two.
You know those girls who refuse to date anyone younger than they are, much less anyone their own age? I am one of those people. Throughout my entire love life -- or whatever you want to call what has been 23 years of going through men, some for longer than others -- I have never so much as lusted after any guy who is younger than I am.