18 and 23 year old dating
This kind of culling is even easier now that dating sites let us whittle our options down to the year.I contend that as long as nobody is being willfully creepy (I see you, guys in Ferrari hats), this kind of limitation is mega lame.Admittedly, I prefer older guys, only because they tend to be fully fused, like a human skull.You know generally what you’re going to get from someone by a certain age, because they’ve fully committed to their personalities.The only problem I’ve had with dating outside of my age range is when the other person has been too aware of it.Either he was self-conscious about dating a younger lady, or he tried to pay for everything because he thought I expected it.From a sexual attraction standpoint, I challenge you to stand me shirtless next to Sophia Loren in Look, Steely Dan probably couldn’t talk at all to "Hey Nineteen" because they admittedly had "nothing in common." Not because she was too young to name an Aretha Franklin song (which, like, come ON, Steely Dan); the idea that people are what pop culture references they know reduces falling in love to trading trivia. A lot of women have told me they won’t date younger men because of maturity issues, and that’s probably where the idea of a prohibitive "age gap" comes into play for a lot of people.
Who knew this bar would have a dollar’s worth of O-Town songs?And on the other hand, unless you’re going out with somebody she’s young, I don’t think it’s cause for judgment.Being predatory is just plain gross on either side of the equation, either from young people looking to trade sex for free Hulu Plus, or old people suffering conversation with somebody who I don’t have to tell you that the only people who get to decide whether you’re enjoying each other as people are you and your dinner companion.The only reason a guy is obligated to pay for a woman’s dinner in this day and age is because it’s his turn, it’s her birthday, or because he’s a maître d’ who spilled something on her.Women who feel otherwise are the reason we get paid 89 cents to their dollar.