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Old 10-18-2015, 11:43 AM
Status: "In a world full of Eves, be Lillith." (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: City Data Land
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My wife is 12 years older than me. Interestingly enough, two of the women I dated in the past were also 12 years older than myself. My friends are also much older than me, at least by a decade. It's not something I plan intentionally, however. I enjoy people who are friendly and kind, regardless of age. My career involves working with the elderly predominantly, and I love it. I wouldn't do anything else.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Rudeness had no age limits.
No, you're right. It doesn't.

But I only have that experience with the younger of my friends. Apparently in their circle it isn't considered rude.

They grew up with all that stuff and don't seem to view it the same way as a lot of people my age do. In fact I'll go farther than considering it rudeness. Some of them seem nearly addicted to checking their phones frequently and feeling compulsively required to text right then. You can literally see anxiety build when they are in a situation where they feel prevented from using their phones. And when the "time bell" rings, boom, out the phones come.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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One of my best friends is 25 years younger than I am.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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Thanks for all of your inputs, glad to see people of all ages enjoying each others company.

When I was younger, I never put much thought into people's ages.

I remember going to Navy boot camp when I just turned 18, and I liked hanging out with older guys that were in their 30's (we had a few older guys going through boot camp).

Same when I got out, age didn't matter to me.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Most of my friends have come about from the golf clubs I have belonged to as I was new to the area and golf was something we shared. Early on when working I primarily played weekends as did most of the guys I played with. We generally all had careers and we would be close in age with about 10 years one way or another.

When I retired and relocated basically the same thing happened. I fell in with a group (about 40) who played golf weekdays. As we were all retired, our ages are fairly close together.

While not planned on nor required, most of my friends are within 5 years of my age. The exception in the young black women I like to chase but that is another subject....LOL
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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To the OP, nothing wrong with friends of all ages. Go hang out with him sometime, if you enjoy yourself, do it again, if not, don't. Simple.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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All my friends are either my age or much older than me, like 30yr age difference. I was living in a small town that was very popular with retirees so I ended up making friends with a lot of people who were retired or close to retirement. I can relate to them better than people my own age. They are a different generation who grew up in the country & had a simple life so there is a lot to learn about life from them. I still go back to that town to visit them.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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A fairly wide range...but once they are younger than 15 years of my age they are really just acquaintances...not that much in common besides work and I can't take them too seriously! Of course that's good because I can say most anything I want to them and not feel badly! Older is better - I feel I can get some good advice from them and learn something.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I am 29 and have generally dated older women and had older friends. I can't think of any friends who are meaningfully younger than me.
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