Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Cradle to Grave

How young is too young in the world of dating? A hott* customer at my part-time job started chatting me up three or four weeks ago, and tonight, he finally got up the nerve to ask me out. Of course, I said yes (see footnote below), but he looks all of 23 or 24. In case you've forgotten or somehow missed the age post, I'm 31. Is a seven year age difference too much when it's the woman who's older?

For the moment, I've decided I don't care. He's hott and interested, and I don't actually know how old he is. Besides, it's just a date.


*nice, well-dressed, good looking....

18 comments:

jo said...

well currently i'm sorta into a guy 6 years younger than myself. and my friends have dated guys over 10 years younger. i say, just go for it. and then blog bout it.

Px said...

age is relative...i mean i've dated girls who have been older than me, but have acted younger, and vice versa. it's all about the person and how they act and react to life around them.
besides he's male, after 21 there's not much difference in our maturity levels... ;)
enjoy it

Anonymous said...

You said it is just a date, and you are right. You'll never know if this is a right move or not unless you go out with him. Of course this does not apply if he is asking you to the prom.

Anonymous said...

It's been my experience that men are worth more after 25, but there are those who ripen early. Plus, you're going by looks - he could be 25. My HS Drama teacher, who's second husband was 6 years her junior, used to say "Marry down. Men die first."

Laura said...

Ive been kind of toying over the the whole younger guy thing myself lately...but Im not to sure about it. Ive found that the younger guys that ask me out are in a completely different place in their life...and the difference isnt even that much, we're talking 23 or 24 versus me at almost 28.

Then again, if I did meet a younger guy that fit the bill, age wouldnt stop me. Go for it, its just a date!

Single guy blogging said...

NM: Go older, not younger. Though it may be fun (and healthy) flirting and playing around with a younger guy, it's not something that's a long-term commitment. At 24, we have no idea what we are doing. :)

Anonymous said...

Do men ever get to the point where they know what they are doing. My experience has told me know, but that is just my experience. Age does have certain benefits, but that is never a real guarantee.

Senor Beavis said...

It's only a problem if you get to the whole biological clock thing and that's an issue for one or the other. I'm going to go out on a limb and say you two aren't to that point in your "relationship" now, so by all means go for it.

CarmenSinCity said...

Um - young guys are so fun to play with. Just be careful not to catch too many feelings because in my experience, they don't stick around long.

ServesYouRight said...

IMHO - older men are usually more interesting... well-travelled, articulate, just seem more comfortable with themselves.

However, you never know till you find out, right? The 23 year old is a probably a whole different flavor / energy. Enjoy!

The Senior Senior said...

You actually don't know how old he is. I don't know if it is easier to guess the age of a woman or a man, but both me and my last boyfriend looked roughly 10 years younger than we actually are. The last time I said yes to a date just to go out on a date, the relationship lasted a year and a half. So you never know.

Dawn said...

Girl, whatever...he's over 18. Go for it!

You might run into troubles if you want things to get serious, but that's way down the line anyway.

Churlita said...

The last guy I dated was 9 years younger than me and he was the one who wanted to get all serious. I think it all depends on the person.

I'm agreeing with everyone else here. Go out and feel it out..or up. Whatever works.

NotCarrie said...

You love him. You want to have like ten thousand of his babies!

Pele said...

Better get ID first.

"I swear your honor, I didn't know she was under age," hasn't crossed my lips yet, but I've guessed wrong before...

Plus, he could have a "gift" of sorts. People still sometimes think I'm 18. We Asians don't age.

NotMiranda said...

Amen! Thanks everyone. : )

And, Senior Beavis, if you should know anything about me, it's that I don't have a biological clock ticking. If anything, I'm more concerned with the countdown to a woman's "supposed" sexual peak (34).

Meredith said...

I find that a lot of guys in their eary to mid twenties actually prefer older women because of their maturity level and *ahem* experience.

Dawn said...

i agree with Laura. Most guys I've dated in their early twenties (I'm 30) since I've gotten to late twenties and beyond (haha) I've found are in a very different place than me and we're just not on the same wavelength. Although, I wouldn't rule it out completely, you never know what could happen. Go on the date and give it a shot :)