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Old 08-02-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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Yes and I'm saying that older men also do this so there are no guarantees.
But most older men don't have the option to date women nearly 20 years younger or even 10 years younger (the average 50 year old guy dating a 45 year old woman can't get 25-30 year olds), so while they can desire all they want, it most likely won't happen unless he's rich or something. However, in this case, in 10 years the guy will be 35 and will likely have the option to date women as young as 27 while his girlfriend/wife is 50.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:13 AM
 
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Default What do you think about a 40 year old woman dating a 25 year old man? Does age really matter in relationships?

If it doesn't bother them and they're happy then i don't see a problem with it. It's down to what they want in the end.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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But most older men don't have the option to date women nearly 20 years younger or even 10 years younger (the average 50 year old guy can't get 25-30 year olds), so while they can desire all they want, it most likely won't happen unless he's rich or something. However, in this case, in 10 years the guy will be 35 and will likely have the option to date women as young as 27.
Ok, so he'll go for someone 5 years younger. lol I'm just playing devil's advocate here. Yes, there's a good chance of a much younger man getting bored with an older woman after awhile, but that's the chance you take if you want that person.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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Hi all, I have a girlfriend who was telling me that she met a nice young man but she does not want to have a relationship because she thinks he is too young for her. I told her that if he is nice and mature I dont' see a problem. The way I see it there are 40 year old men who are committment phobes and very immature so if she finds a 25 year old who she likes what is wrong with that. She keeps saying he is the same age as her younger brother. I really think she is worried about what other people will think. What do you think, is a 15 year age difference a big deal?
The age difference is not the issue. The part I bolded is the issue. If she is that weak that "what other people think" is her prime consideration than I say she is not mature enough to handle that relationship.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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The age difference is not the issue. The part I bolded is the issue. If she is that weak that "what other people think" is her prime consideration than I say she is not mature enough to handle that relationship.
That's a very good point and i feel you may well be right. Unless she doesn't give a monkeys about the opinions of others with regards to the relationship it just isn't going to work.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: southern california
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here this is common. when 60% of the male adult population lives with mom and dad and large % of of management is female, this is guna happen.
women like candy just like guys. there has been no equality accomplished by the civil rights movement, just a reversal. the cute young secretary at the office being flirted with is now male and called an administrative assistant.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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Hi all, I have a girlfriend who was telling me that she met a nice young man but she does not want to have a relationship because she thinks he is too young for her. I told her that if he is nice and mature I dont' see a problem. The way I see it there are 40 year old men who are committment phobes and very immature so if she finds a 25 year old who she likes what is wrong with that. She keeps saying he is the same age as her younger brother. I really think she is worried about what other people will think. What do you think, is a 15 year age difference a big deal?
Good for her.

If she is over 40 and still can attract someone in their 20's...Good for her!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:33 AM
 
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I bet if the man was 40, and the woman 25, the responses would be less 'accepting'.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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I bet if the man was 40, and the woman 25, the responses would be less 'accepting'.
It wouldn't bother me in the slightest, it's got bugger all to do with me. If they're happy with the relationship then..... great.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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She should do whatever she feels is right for her. Hopefully she searches herself and figures that out.
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