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View Poll Results: What's your typical dating range?
- less than 5 years 13 20.31%
- 5 years 22 34.38%
- 10 years 19 29.69%
- 15 years 2 3.13%
- 20 years 1 1.56%
+ less than 5 years 9 14.06%
+ 5 years 16 25.00%
+ 10 years 16 25.00%
+ 15 years 7 10.94%
+ 20 years 2 3.13%
None of the above/I like to be difficult. 9 14.06%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old February 1 2013, 11:49 PM   #16
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Re: Dating Range?

I'm going with +/-5 seeing how the wife is nearly 4 1/2 years younger than I am
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Old February 1 2013, 11:51 PM   #17
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My test would be..

Me: Do you like Lady Gaga?

Dude: It is TOTAL CRAP!!! (has never listened to it other than in the background of course)

/ GONG!! Good bye.


(actually I have never heard any of her songs. I just know I find her not at all attractive.)
She isn't that attractive, which is what makes her even more interesting. She's really into being happy with your body and not being beauty obsessed. She has started a fan community based on accepting yourself as you are, it's full of some really wonderful stories mostly from young vulnerable people. I was always kind of taken aback by how down to earth she seems in interviews.

Also, I like dress ups
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Old February 2 2013, 01:22 AM   #18
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I think if Jurassic Park was made before you were born, or you lived through the Jurassic period, you're too young and old for me, respectively.


And I agree with everyone saying it's a somewhat fluid thing. I recently had some interest from a 45 year old which is what raised the question in my mind.
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Old February 2 2013, 01:22 AM   #19
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Re: Dating Range?

teacake wrote: View Post
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
teacake wrote: View Post
My test would be..

Me: Do you like Lady Gaga?

Dude: It is TOTAL CRAP!!! (has never listened to it other than in the background of course)

/ GONG!! Good bye.


(actually I have never heard any of her songs. I just know I find her not at all attractive.)
She isn't that attractive, which is what makes her even more interesting. She's really into being happy with your body and not being beauty obsessed. She has started a fan community based on accepting yourself as you are, it's full of some really wonderful stories mostly from young vulnerable people. I was always kind of taken aback by how down to earth she seems in interviews.

Also, I like dress ups
Really? I think she's gorgeous! Maybe it's her personality and attitude, but I also find her physically appealing. Plus, she was accepted into Juilliard and turned it down. That makes her really hot in my book.
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Old February 2 2013, 01:43 AM   #20
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In the past, mostly my age to five years older. But the whole range has been from 19 years younger to 15 years older.

If I were interested in dating now, I would probably prefer from 10 years younger to my age.
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Old February 2 2013, 01:59 AM   #21
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Re: Dating Range?

Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post

I think if Jurassic Park was made before you were born, or you lived through the Jurassic period, you're too young and old for me, respectively.
Not Jurassic Park necessarily, but this is kind of how I unofficially judge the situation. If I make pop culture references that you don't understand, you're probably a bit too young.

Right now I'm dating (and I use the term loosely) a girl who is 5 years younger than me (we are 23 and 28). We get along extremely well, but every once in a while there are moments that make me think, "Wow, she is really young." I can't really blame her, though. She's about as mature as I was 5 years ago, and I feel like I've grown up even more since then. Maybe it'll work; maybe it won't. Doesn't mean it's not worth trying.
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Old February 2 2013, 02:09 AM   #22
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(actually I have never heard any of her songs. I just know I find her not at all attractive.)
She isn't that attractive, which is what makes her even more interesting. She's really into being happy with your body and not being beauty obsessed. She has started a fan community based on accepting yourself as you are, it's full of some really wonderful stories mostly from young vulnerable people. I was always kind of taken aback by how down to earth she seems in interviews.

Also, I like dress ups
Really? I think she's gorgeous! Maybe it's her personality and attitude, but I also find her physically appealing. Plus, she was accepted into Juilliard and turned it down. That makes her really hot in my book.
I mean in the conventional pop star sense. I think most women are actually attractive
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Old February 2 2013, 02:44 AM   #23
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I mean in the conventional pop star sense. I think most women are actually attractive
Like I always say, all women are beautiful.
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Old February 2 2013, 02:47 AM   #24
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I think if Jurassic Park was made before you were born, or you lived through the Jurassic period, you're too young and old for me, respectively.
Not Jurassic Park necessarily, but this is kind of how I unofficially judge the situation. If I make pop culture references that you don't understand, you're probably a bit too young.
Yeah, same here.
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Old February 2 2013, 03:00 AM   #25
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She isn't that attractive, which is what makes her even more interesting. She's really into being happy with your body and not being beauty obsessed. She has started a fan community based on accepting yourself as you are, it's full of some really wonderful stories mostly from young vulnerable people. I was always kind of taken aback by how down to earth she seems in interviews.

Also, I like dress ups
Really? I think she's gorgeous! Maybe it's her personality and attitude, but I also find her physically appealing. Plus, she was accepted into Juilliard and turned it down. That makes her really hot in my book.
I mean in the conventional pop star sense. I think most women are actually attractive
I'm glad we agree!
I'm also a big fan of Katy Perry. She's so damned adorable.
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Old February 2 2013, 03:08 AM   #26
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I thought the guys would be skewing younger than this.
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Old February 2 2013, 03:12 AM   #27
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Outer limits, I'd say +/- 15 years, so around 20-50 for me. Less than 20 would be rather uncomfortable, and more than 50 would be difficult to connect with.

Going +/- 10 would be challenging but not impossible, and I don't think I would even notice anything less +/-5. My partner is 6 years older than me: age became an issue a couple of times during our relationship, but day-by-day, it isn't even noticeable.
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Old February 2 2013, 03:13 AM   #28
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I thought the guys would be skewing younger than this.
Well, deep down, guys are still people who sometimes want to be able to hold a conversation with someone around their own level of maturity.
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Old February 2 2013, 03:28 AM   #29
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I thought the guys would be skewing younger than this.
That's because you're trying to land a 45-year old sugar daddy. Your perspective's all off.
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I thought the guys would be skewing younger than this.
Well, deep down, guys are still people who sometimes want to be able to hold a conversation with someone around their own level of maturity.
Really?! That's what in there "deep down"?

And here I thought they were stuffed with beer and pretzels.
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