17 year old dating a 22 year old
OTOH, using the rules followed by everybody else I know, you are truly the MAN and should go for it. Music is the most revealing area - he's hard rock and roll and I'm a little lighter. I know a 37yo guy who hangs out with a group of people whose average age is probably in the early 20s. He enjoys it, and I am a little envious perhaps, but I also think he should really grow the fuck up. At some age it all starts to average out and the differences don't mean as much. The entire point to a date is to find out if you'd like to spend more time with the person. The biggest issue I've found with wide age disparities is that the older person can tend to dominate the younger person - but it depends on the couple. Don't talk down, don't dismiss her ideas and feelings because she hasn't 'been there'. But you've still got two more to hit it out of the park. I was 22 when when I starting seeing my husband (he was 32). The only time I can recall it coming up in conversation is when we have a discussion about children's programmes, usually after watching scraping-the-barrel shows like "I *heart* 1971, 72, 73....
so, 32/2 = 16 and 16 7 = 23 so she's too young for you. I was initially concerned about the age difference but it has rarely been an issue. Originally posted by dropzone Using Sua Sponte's Rule of Seven (and he's a lawyer so you KNOW it's true) you figure out if a person is old enough for you by taking your age, dividing it by two, and adding seven. I guess that would violate the divide age by 2 and add 7 rule. You're a single, 20 -something girl; you bet your ass you take that nutritious, well-balanced, home-cooked meal made in a well-furnished and clean apartment (neither of which you've encountered in weeks), and you embrace it with open arms.Just understand that his cooking you dinner is not the same as you two cooking together.Okay, so maybe these guys aren't all they are hyped up to be.That being said, early on, a lot of the magic (so to speak) is due to the appeal of their age.To engage with an older guy is to peek inside a different point-of-view on life.
So, now that I've glorified older men enough (don't worry, young, 20-something lads, your day will come…
For me, and many other women like me, it all begins with a number. Before agreeing to a set-up, as a follow-up response or even playing a flirtatious game, I always find the answer to the question, “So, how old are you? And if you don't know who the Seavers are from “Growing Pains,” then you don't stand a chance.
As much of our generation is delaying activities like marriage and procreating, we are, in effect, also prolonging its adolescence.
If all your dates are 10 years younger than you, there's maybe more going on, but if this girl does it for you, and she doesn't live with her parents ( ), go for it. Just that you don't remember the same Saturday morning cartoons (except the various Bugs Bunny shows of course). If the maturity levels are too far apart, well, you'll find out on the date. My sis at the tender age of 18 married a 35 yr old. The worst that can happen is she'll giggle and say somethin like "oh my heck!
A quick question, how would you feel if the age difference was the other way round? The fact that they are divorcing has nothing to do with that (well a little bit but not pertinent to this discussion).
Without those weightier responsibilities, Millennial boys (or, for the most part, the ones I've encountered) are living this suspended fratboy mentality.