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Old 07-12-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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Other than not understanding half the things she says to me, I really don't see any downside to it! I asked her if her being 8 when I graduated highschool creeped her out, and she said "no, I think it's rad!" Two thumbs up all the way around.

But I will ask for any advice from you guys that may be in the same boat as me. Let's hear it.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:07 PM   #2
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Really can't respond to this thread in an effective manner without photos of said girlfriend.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:08 PM   #3
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Maturity level will play a big role. Where are ya'll at in your lives? Goals for retirement, kids, ect.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:13 PM   #4
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Favorite quote from my buddy who still lives in College Station. You know what they say... I get older and they stay the same age!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:14 PM   #5
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That is the exact scenario I have with my wife. We are 10 years apart. We met at 21 and 31...so it wasn't too creepy, at least in my opinion. We have had our share of bumps along the way, but we have made it passed our 20th Anniversary in May with 4 kids (3 teens/1 pre-teen). To tell you the truth I get high fives everywhere! Life is good!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:14 PM   #6
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Good luck with that!!

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Old 07-12-2016, 12:15 PM   #7
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If I have to do it again in this life time (god forbid) I am going young. Good job!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:16 PM   #8
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #9
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I'm 38 and my girlfriend just turned 30. It's not to creepy although the kiddo likes to bring up the age gap with comments like you were in college when she was in 8th grade. Haha
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #10
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No help here. I married older. But she looks 10 years younger than me!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:18 PM   #11
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Dk about the age thing. I do know they're all crazy. Some just have more experience. Just kidding. Kind of.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:19 PM   #12
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My wife is 11 years younger than me......their easier to train at that age!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #13
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Def. a learning experience.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #14
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Other than not understanding half the things she says to me, I really don't see any downside to it! I asked her if her being 8 when I graduated highschool creeped her out, and she said "no, I think it's rad!" Two thumbs up all the way around.





But I will ask for any advice from you guys that may be in the same boat as me. Let's hear it.


Either you're old, or "rad" is in use again.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #15
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This man is smart. Following
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #16
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I'd be more concerned about her using the word "rad"? :

Age difference by 10 or less years, comes into play early, 20's and late 70's IMO. From your 30's to your 60's 10 years or less isn't that big of a deal.
I'm 7 years older than my wife and haven't really give in a second thought. But she did have our daughter at 38 which at 59 makes me the father of a 13 year old.
When my daughter says to her friends "that's my old man" she really means it!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:21 PM   #17
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11 years between me and mine, never never been a problem, but she does sometimes tell me to start acting my age that I'm not 30 anymore
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:22 PM   #18
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I dated a girl once that was half my age! Man that was fun stuff!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:23 PM   #19
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Other than not understanding half the things she says to me, I really don't see any downside to it! I asked her if her being 8 when I graduated highschool creeped her out, and she said "no, I think it's rad!" Two thumbs up all the way around.

But I will ask for any advice from you guys that may be in the same boat as me. Let's hear it.
its only creepy if you graduated in the last few years.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:23 PM   #20
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My Dad and his wife are 18 years apart. She could have been the flower girl at his wedding when he married my Mom.

Now he is mid 50's with a 7 and 4 year old.

They have had some bumpy times, but still going strong.

In my conversations with him, I have concluded that it is not about age, but more about maturity level and life goals. The young is always fun in the beginning, but starts to loose its appeal later in the relationship when a strong/mature spouse is needed.

Congrats to you though! I would enjoy it while you can! That is my only advice
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:24 PM   #21
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I think it's wise to date/marry a younger woman. It'll help keep you young as well. My 44th birthday is this month, my wife turns a stunning 33 the month after. As others have said though there must be maturity within the youthful exuberance.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:25 PM   #22
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I'm 42 and single. My simple take. Younger women are naive , goofier , and immature crazy. Older women, are experienced, more level headed and crazy on a mean level. Both have advantageous and disadvantages.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:25 PM   #23
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its only creepy if you graduated in the last few years.
I was thinking the same thing.


My wife and I are 8 years apart. Married her when I was 33. Anniversary is today. Been a great 8 years.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:30 PM   #24
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Pics would really help in deciding.


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Old 07-12-2016, 12:31 PM   #25
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its only creepy if you graduated in the last few years.
I'm 37, she's 27
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:32 PM   #26
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It'll keep you from having to go borrow some vaseline off your feeder legs when your hunting
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #27
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My wife is 5 years younger than me.We're going on 23 years.When she tells me to act my age I tell her to get outta my fort.


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Old 07-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #28
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This is where you need to lean on the hot crazy matrix, age isn't that important.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #29
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Mines 10 yrs younger, met at 26/36. Forget about her knowing most pop culture references you grew up with and the rest is all good
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:35 PM   #30
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It'll keep you from having to go borrow some vaseline off your feeder legs when your hunting
lol!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:38 PM   #31
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My wife is 11 years younger than me......their easier to train at that age!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:40 PM   #32
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This is where you need to lean on the hot crazy matrix, age isn't that important.
This is a very good point
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:44 PM   #33
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My wife is 11 years younger than me......their easier to train at that age!
Their what is easier to train?

Out with the training program man! Don't bogart the knowledge.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:46 PM   #34
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way back when I had a wife that turned 40 I traded her for 2 20's but found I wasnt wired for that
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:46 PM   #35
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In the same boat, when I graduated high school, she was six.

I'm about to turn 48, and she's 35. The only problem is keeping up with her youth!
and she doesn't/haven't heard any of my movie quotes.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:50 PM   #36
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My first wife was a year and 4 days younger than me and that was too big an age difference.

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Old 07-12-2016, 12:53 PM   #37
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It's great on dates.It's great in bed.It's great traveling..
Downtime,and problem solving? Not so much.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:54 PM   #38
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Same here. My wife of 5 years is 10 younger than me. We dated almost 5 years before to got married. Now have a 4 yo and a 4 month old. Can't imagine life without her. It's just a number
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:55 PM   #39
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The pure fact that you are having to ask about it speaks volumes...
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:58 PM   #40
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I had heard this formula as a guideline to " out of bounds " dating age gap:
Minimum OK age = (Your age)/2 + 7
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:59 PM   #41
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12 years between my wife and me.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:00 PM   #42
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rule of half your age plus 7
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:03 PM   #43
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I'm 42 and single. My simple take. Younger women are naive , goofier , and immature crazy. Older women, are experienced, more level headed and crazy on a mean level. Both have advantageous and disadvantages.

I'm going with this one.

Do you want to play Pokemon Go with a younger gal or listen to a older gal complain about her kids addiction to it?

Life is short. Go for either I say.
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I'm 60 and my wife of 16 years is 42 what problem.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:05 PM   #45
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I can't imagine dating a younger woman these days. They're freaking nuts!

My wife and I are just under a year apart and it's only gotten better in every way imaginable.


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Old 07-12-2016, 01:06 PM   #46
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I had heard this formula as a guideline to " out of bounds " dating age gap:
Minimum OK age = (Your age)/2 + 7
Hmmm...really? using a mathematical formula to determine who right for whom?

My brother dated a much younger woman about 6 years ago. It's fun to see him still out of breath from that experience.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:06 PM   #47
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My mom and dad divorced when I was 1. He was single until I was 18.

His 2nd marriage was a girl who was 21, and had just graduated from the same HS as me just a few years earlier. We had the same dang history teacher..lol.

We (her and I) did NOT get along real well at first. Try having a 21 year old new mom tell a super smart and worldly 18 year old boy what to do...Nope, didn't work Jack.

They struggled with the age difference and ultimately divorced about 10 years later. Sometimes its not the best idea.

She also had a 2 year old girl from a previous boyfriend so that complicated matters.

My dad hasnt spoken to her in years, but she calls my kids and sends birthday cards to them every single year. We still have a good relationship.
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Photos or no proof.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:12 PM   #49
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My mom and dad divorced when I was 1. He was single until I was 18.

His 2nd marriage was a girl who was 21, and had just graduated from the same HS as me just a few years earlier. We had the same dang history teacher..lol.

We (her and I) did NOT get along real well at first. Try having a 21 year old new mom tell a super smart and worldly 18 year old boy what to do...Nope, didn't work Jack.

They struggled with the age difference and ultimately divorced about 10 years later. Sometimes its not the best idea.

She also had a 2 year old girl from a previous boyfriend so that complicated matters.

My dad hasnt spoken to her in years, but she calls my kids and sends birthday cards to them every single year. We still have a good relationship.
She ever hit on you?
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:12 PM   #50
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Try having a 21 year old new mom tell a super smart and worldly 18 year old boy what to do


I said, call me mom.

/OP's new GF probably won't get the reference
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