Dating a guy 5 years younger than me
For example, generally, you try to avoid people with two first names or those who abbreviate the word probably as “probs.” But you never know; that one awful abbreviator could be your soulmate.
So, I'm proposing this “8-year rule” in dating as an absolute.
The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. I've dated (or tried to date) women who are older, younger and, if you'll believe it, exactly the same age as I am.
But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be?
That’s especially true if you’re a woman, as trends suggest the dating pool begins to shrink with aging.
In my online dating profile preferences, I’d always make the age range between “my age 1” and 45, as if going out with someone my age or one year younger were some kind of abhorrent crime.
Although I never thought I’d date someone that much younger than me, it was one of the best dating experiences I’ve had. Part of the reason I’ve always shied away from dating younger guys us that I just assumed they would be immature.
However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his 30-something male counterparts. It was such a relief to date someone who wasn’t jaded.