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Aug 3, 2009 5:56 PM CSTAm I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?

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Age is nothing but a number
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Age is more than just a number
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Do you guys go around saying 'age is nothing but a number'..because it's the nice thing to say. Am I the only one who has age limitations. Okay I get ragged on for my age range... A LOT. Its one of the only things I won't budge on...I've tried (in order to please others) and frankly I didn't like it and I hate not being true to myself. I hate being made out to be some shallow person because I don't want to be with someone significantly older or younger than me. Younger guys make me barf and its not their fault. They have a lot of living to do..I was there once. Older guys...yeah I just can't. They have lived twice as much as I and I can't relate. Many things I do (and frankly like doing) will be extremely immature in their eyes. Also the whole thing with them having kids my age or a few years short of me...I can't do it. Plus not to mention the whole I still want to have kids and grow old with someone. I have more..but these are just relate to me...

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Aug 3, 2009 5:58 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
As far as dating is concerned age is more than a number I am not comfortable dating although I will befriend people younger than me and if they are significantly older I don't tend to be interested either. However there are people that defy that for example Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have been together for quite a while and she is almost twenty years his senior so there are always exceptions where people are a good fit.
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Aug 3, 2009 5:59 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Boban1
Boban1Boban1bigplace, Central Serbia Serbia207 Threads 7 Polls 29,897 Posts
Nope ..you not alone in your conviction

I`m almost 41..have a 18 years old son

would`nt have anything to do with a woman under 30...ok maybe 28


ah hell 19....grin
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Aug 3, 2009 5:59 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Sorry I am not comfortable dating men more than five or six years my junior sometimes my writing is fuzzy like my math lol.
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Aug 3, 2009 6:01 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
packin
packinpackinlucedale, Mississippi USA15 Threads 30 Posts
to me if u really like them or want them it shouldn matter cause its wats in the heart
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Aug 3, 2009 6:09 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
packin: to me if u really like them or want them it shouldn matter cause its wats in the heart


Well thats all fine and dandy...however for me it won't get to the stage of liking beyond a friendship.
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Aug 3, 2009 6:12 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalucia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,515 Posts
I have one view only - life experience and personality set the rules.

Then age can not be just a number, but it suddenly becomes less important.

wine
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Aug 3, 2009 6:18 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
pikengren
pikengrenpikengrenlake worth, Florida USA82 Threads 2 Polls 3,168 Posts
i think you should do what you are most comfortable with period.

if you did happen to meet someone that was an exception to your rule,
then that must be a special person. but until such time, you have a right to have a preference.
someone is trying to tell you what your preference should be? really?
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Aug 3, 2009 6:21 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
packin
packinpackinlucedale, Mississippi USA15 Threads 30 Posts
explain y
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Aug 3, 2009 6:21 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
rodolpho
rodolphorodolphoamsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands46 Threads 5,549 Posts
Whaaaaaaaaaaat?
Im not biased, but when a 24 old says between 26-34

Im out ok?laugh
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Aug 3, 2009 6:22 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
It all depends on the person, some 19 year olds are very mature some 30 years old are very immature, there cannot be a set rule, especially if you believe that you have no control over who or why you fall in love with.
My last wife was a lot younger than me, we had a wonderful relationship and I can honestly say our age gap never had any effect on us, that we broke up was not age related it was down to something that can occur in any relationship.

When you find you are compatible with someone, enjoy the same things, can chat and talk about any subject at any time, age is irrelevant in my view.

However, I would say that having had a young wife has its drawbacks, in as much as I now would prefer to be with someone younger than myself, I enjoyed the way that she made me feel younger and livelier and would love to have that back again.
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Aug 3, 2009 6:23 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
rodolpho
rodolphorodolphoamsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands46 Threads 5,549 Posts
ok im too old for youmoping
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Aug 3, 2009 6:25 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
packin
packinpackinlucedale, Mississippi USA15 Threads 30 Posts
very true!
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Aug 3, 2009 6:28 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
USThumper
USThumperUSThumperMexico, New York USA5 Threads 5,261 Posts
packin: explain y
Azu. we joke a lot and flirt, but I dont think I could see myself with a woman younger than my kids. Now if I was a ..uhhum..few years younger.... But that dont mean we cant be friends, and even go out and raise hell together. It means that we dont see each other as life partner material. bouquet
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Aug 3, 2009 6:30 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Catt1960
Catt1960Catt1960Encinitas, California USA1 Threads 1 Polls 10 Posts
azucarmorena: Do you guys go around saying 'age is nothing but a number'..because it's the nice thing to say. Am I the only one who has age limitations. Okay I get ragged on for my age range... A LOT. Its one of the only things I won't budge on...I've tried (in order to please others) and frankly I didn't like it and I hate not being true to myself. I hate being made out to be some shallow person because I don't want to be with someone significantly older or younger than me. Younger guys make me barf and its not their fault. They have a lot of living to do..I was there once. Older guys...yeah I just can't. They have lived twice as much as I and I can't relate. Many things I do (and frankly like doing) will be extremely immature in their eyes. Also the whole thing with them having kids my age or a few years short of me...I can't do it. Plus not to mention the whole I still want to have kids and grow old with someone. I have more..but these are just relate to me...

Thoughts?

I agree, I would not date anyone old enough to date my sons or daughters. People go through life experiences, what does someone who is 18 generally know about health issues that a 50 year old may have. In 20 years that 50 year old may pass away, and that 18 year old is left a widow in her 30's. Is it fair to that 18 year. NO it isn't.
So I agree with you, age is very important.
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Aug 3, 2009 6:35 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Catt1960: I agree, I would not date anyone old enough to date my sons or daughters. People go through life experiences, what does someone who is 18 generally know about health issues that a 50 year old may have. In 20 years that 50 year old may pass away, and that 18 year old is left a widow in her 30's. Is it fair to that 18 year. NO it isn't.
So I agree with you, age is very important.


what health issues? I am as healthy now as I was 25 years ago and I now a 22 year old who has far worse health issues than my father who is 92, taking that into account had he married a twenty year old when he was 40 she would be 72 now, where's the problemconfused
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Aug 3, 2009 6:36 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
wolyrra
wolyrrawolyrraRiga, Latvia623 Posts
I can date and have fun with younger or older guys, but.. my partner should be my age group not to feel stupid yawn
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Aug 3, 2009 6:36 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
rizlared: what health issues? I am as healthy now know as I was 25 years ago and I now a 22 year old who has far worse health issues than my father who is 92, taking that into account had he married a twenty year old when he was 40 she would be 72 now, where's the problem


It's the keyboard I tell you, it really is, honestlydancing
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Aug 3, 2009 6:38 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
rizlared: It's the keyboard I tell you, it really is, honestly

No, I was right before, Oh I give up, I must be spending to many late nights with all these young Italian girlsrolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 3, 2009 6:40 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
avecaim
avecaimavecaimSan Jose, California USA14 Threads 1 Polls 5,235 Posts
I can't date younger men, not attracted. I have dated 30 yrs my senior. Age wasn't a problem at all but his psychoness was laugh rolling on the floor laughing uh oh
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Aug 3, 2009 6:43 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
rodolpho
rodolphorodolphoamsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands46 Threads 5,549 Posts
packin: very true!
Whats true? qoute plslaugh
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Aug 3, 2009 6:43 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Boban1
Boban1Boban1bigplace, Central Serbia Serbia207 Threads 7 Polls 29,897 Posts
wolyrra: I can date and have fun with younger or older guys, but.. my partner should be my age group not to feel stupid


excellent explanation thumbs up
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Aug 3, 2009 6:43 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Looking4theOnly1
Looking4theOnly1Looking4theOnly1Central VA, Virginia USA2 Threads 35 Posts
azucarmorena: Do you guys go around saying 'age is nothing but a number'..because it's the nice thing to say. Am I the only one who has age limitations. Okay I get ragged on for my age range... A LOT. Its one of the only things I won't budge on...I've tried (in order to please others) and frankly I didn't like it and I hate not being true to myself. I hate being made out to be some shallow person because I don't want to be with someone significantly older or younger than me. Younger guys make me barf and its not their fault. They have a lot of living to do..I was there once. Older guys...yeah I just can't. They have lived twice as much as I and I can't relate. Many things I do (and frankly like doing) will be extremely immature in their eyes. Also the whole thing with them having kids my age or a few years short of me...I can't do it. Plus not to mention the whole I still want to have kids and grow old with someone. I have more..but these are just relate to me...

Thoughts?

wave Hey..in my opinion, you are totally correct..I even took a chance and asked an older gentleman (i think he was 50 & his age range started at 20! =) why he thought to put that age, i mean, ok, she JUST became old enuff to vote, and here in The USA, she ISNT even legally old enuff to drink! Also, i asked if he feels its ok for a man his age to date a 20 yr old, would it then have been ok for him to date her just 5 yrs ago when she was ONLY 15 & he was 45? Come on !!! I mean, not only would they NOT have ANYTHING in common (other than the fact that he would be old enuff to be her GRANDFATHER (THEN & NOW) but also due to the fact that he would be Arrested! HIS 'answer' ? He started saying things like 'look at Oriental women, they LOOK younger even when they're older' (they may look the same, old or young, but emotionally, they are STILL barely out of their 'teens') and something about how in some other 'cultures' girls as young as 14-16 are set up in marriages..well, thats THERE (AND its still 'wrong' and in my opinion, again, a crime and a shame for the poor girl!) NOT HERE IN THE USA!! The ONLY thing i believe a much older man OR woman would want with someone THAT much younger than themselves is S E X ! And these men and women (especially the '50+' yr olds) are NO BETTER than the p*dophile filling our prisons!!! I also take MY 21 & 30 yr old daughters feelings into 'account' when choosing MY 'age range' because i care MORE about how THEY would feel than i do about just being able to say 'ooh, look at me, i'm a sicko dating a guy YOUNGER than my YOUNGEST daughter' ? Un Huh...NOT GONNA HAPPEN!! :)
Just my opinion, Girlfriend!! Have a Blessed week..dancing cheering
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Aug 3, 2009 6:47 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Well i've got a phone number, social insurance number, bank account number, people have said i've got your number lol, a house number, a credit card number so ya age may as well be just a number too lol cheers :)
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Aug 3, 2009 6:53 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
seekndestroy
seekndestroyseekndestroySeattle, Washington USA33 Threads 8,918 Posts
1, 2, 3, 4..... 82

yep still just numbers !!!!!

had to check for a minute.....

grin
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Aug 3, 2009 6:54 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
Brian67
Brian67Brian67Aurora, Ontario Canada14 Threads 552 Posts
your age is a number that goes up and never comes down and at one point you will stop counting!mumbling conversing professor
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Aug 3, 2009 6:54 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
RobertC2
RobertC2RobertC2Xaghra, Gozo, Gozo Malta168 Threads 13 Polls 15,055 Posts
I feel comfortable with attractive women in their late 30's to mid 40's.........but married women slightly older than myself in the past.

I wouldn't want to date a woman over 80 and certainly not a woman under 30 either.

However, I ENJOY the company of people of all ages, genders, races etc.......... communicating with other human beings is both a privilege and a pleasure.

Age IS more than a number........I might feel mentally like some teenager on heat but it's about time I acted as if I was a mature serious guy..... but Lord, it's so hard!
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Aug 3, 2009 6:55 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
avecaim
avecaimavecaimSan Jose, California USA14 Threads 1 Polls 5,235 Posts
but gosh, older men are just plain sexier, I can't help it! frustrated
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Aug 3, 2009 6:58 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
rodolpho: ok im too old for you


No you're too 'unavailable' for me moping
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Aug 3, 2009 6:59 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
USThumper: Azu. we joke a lot and flirt, but I dont think I could see myself with a woman younger than my kids. Now if I was a ..uhhum..few years younger.... But that dont mean we cant be friends, and even go out and raise hell together. It means that we dont see each other as life partner material.


hug If only you'd want to have more babies laugh
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Aug 3, 2009 7:03 PM CST Am I alone in my beliefs that age is something more than just a number?
rizlared: what health issues? I am as healthy now as I was 25 years ago and I now a 22 year old who has far worse health issues than my father who is 92, taking that into account had he married a twenty year old when he was 40 she would be 72 now, where's the problem


Health issues aside...I'd like to increase my children's chances of growing up with their dad and their dad being around for his grand kids. Or course I am not talking about someone who is 10-15 years older than me.
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