17 year age difference dating
Okay, but consider this: are you drawn to him because he is so settled in his life while you are still putting the pieces of yours together? In my twenties, I dated a man who was eleven years my senior and it was great until I realized I was living vicariously through him.
I wanted to be where he was in his life - accomplished, more confident, and all the other things that come with additional years on the planet.
I know he's not old enough to really be my father, but he's up there.
It's really a case of two kindred spirits being separated by a lot of numerical years. - Old Soul, 27 Dear Old Soul, Just the fact that you are presenting this question makes me wonder if you already know the answer.
LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2013 - When dating, how big an age gap is too big? The name of this guideline is “half plus seven,” Take the age of the person, divide it in half, and then add seven years. For somebody aged 70, the bottom limit of respectability is 42.
I share this with you because I encourage you to ask yourself if some of his appeal lies in the simple fact that he is older.For one thing, most people do not want their relationship to be the equivalent of gossip tabloid fodder among their own social circles. If the man is a billionaire, it comes with the territory.A date I recently went on showed the woman to be intelligent, sweet, accomplished, and attractive. In fact, the entire point of becoming a billionaire is for men to be unbound by the rules of everyday life that constrain the rest of us.The late Tony Randall was 75 when he married his 24-year-old wife. Playboy founder Hugh Heffner has several girlfriends, most of them half a century his junior. So if 40 and 27 are acceptable, one could say that 41 and 26 are close enough.Playgirl exists as well, and Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, Martha Raye, and Cher all dated men decades younger than they were. Eliminate the touchy-feely stuff about age being “just a number.” That is what people say to justify behavior that they know is problematic. For every person saying “just go for it and be happy,” there are realistic considerations. Yet soon after that, the slippery slope becomes 44 and 24, which can lead to Lolita situations and other felonies. If a man is 40, is dating a pair of 20-year-olds equivalent to dating one 40-year-old? From a brag and go high-five your friends standpoint, yes.