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Do you have a restriction on age when it comes to a potential SO?

Some friends and I were discussing age differences between couples. I never set out an actual restriction on age, I've dated one guy who was almost two years younger than me but I've dated several that were anywhere from one year to seven years older and even one guy who was 13 years older than me. I have one friend who insists on dating guys that are at least over 32 years old (she's 25) and another friend said she'd never date a guy that is more than a year younger or four years older than her. So I got to wondering if anyone else has age restrictions and for the women who don't what were the biggest age differences between you and your SO (past or present).

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I never really thought about it before, but I dont think so. I mean, I wouldnt go in search of a grandpa like dude, but if it happened, and I was happy, then I would just go with it. But, my man is only 2 years older ;)

    Answer by Tarrar at 10:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Well my DD already has friends that are boys, but as far as getting intimate and dating them, not til she's atleast 13 or 14 and supervised by an adult.

    Answer by Imogine at 10:04 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • they must be thirty or up and able to have fun. LOL

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:06 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • My only strict restriction would be over 21.

    Answer by ashisamom at 10:12 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • If they were born in the same decade as my parents then I draw the line. If they were born in the same decade I graduated high school, I also draw the line! My husband is 5 years younger than me and I am not looking. I was being hypothetical.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:34 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • i like older guys but only about 5 or so years older, but if you love someone age doesn't matter

    Answer by parajumper3 at 10:42 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • I dont really have a limit or restriction but my current SO is 11 years older than me...we are very happy and i've never met someone i'm so compatible with but when I first met him, I liked him a lot but when I found out his age, i was a little hesitant so I dont think i would go much more of a gap than that. as far as younger, i prob wouldnt go more than a year or two younger for maturity reasons.

    Answer by huntin_mama at 11:07 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • I never had a strict age limit. Different people act different at the same age, and age really is just a number. I guess I wanted someone within 20 years of my age, on the upper limit, and no less than 5 years younger than me when I was looking for Mr. Right. DH is 4 1/2 years older than me. No big deal.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:12 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • i prefer my age to no more than 3 yrs older.

    Answer by brieri at 2:04 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • I never really thought about it before, I have been used to dating men my age or a few years younger...I would like to meet someone older or atleast more mature!

    Answer by 2boyz2pray4 at 1:34 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

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