Am dating much older man
Other studies show an even larger preferred age gap between men and women.
Or maybe they are scared of dating women their age after being out of the game so long…
These surveys which lay out the “acceptable” or “preferred” age gap are a bit useless unless you take into account the age of the person. For example, for a pair of teenagers, a 1 year age gap could make a big difference in maturity and life focus.
With a 60 year old man, 10 years hardly seems like a big age gap.
There was something especially cool about being friends with them. I was wearing a Bundeswehr tank top I'd gotten at an Army supply store and faded jeans, a thrift shop crucifix around my neck. But as we sat there together in the sunshine, the wine buzzing my head, I suddenly felt … Many memories remain fuzzy, but incidents such as that day in the forest remain in crisp detail. It was late and my parents were asleep as we drove over to the house where T. At some point, my friend left to go somewhere, and for whatever reason I didn't go with him. Maybe he only stepped out to go to the store down the block. This was after the night at his house, though how much later I cannot say. "That's your mom talking." I told him that this wasn't true: it was my choice.
We were still at an age where our parents insisted on treating us like children. After awhile, my friend and her boyfriend disappeared, leaving T. What I do remember is sitting on a couch with T., him putting on a Elton John song and telling me, in words I can't recall specifically, that he wanted to be my boyfriend. I just recall being almost to my house, when I told T.
In one study published in the an age gap of around 4 years, the age gap in married couples is actually decreasing.