It’s too bad O-Town was hit by a bus."He was the only "younger guy" I’d ever gone out with, by about six years, and I used to ask my friends obsessively if it was "weird." But they just thought it was strange that all of our conversations could start a potential death rumor about Ray Liotta. Ultimately, it wasn’t that this guy was young; it was that I had absolutely nothing to say to him that wasn’t "There," "Not there," "NOT there, this isn’t anybody’s birthday," or "Slow down, Usain Bolt, who incidentally is A lot of us have found ourselves attracted to somebody younger or older, and have been reluctant to act on it because of some perceived weirdness or taboo.
Some of us limit our potential partners to a very specific age range because that’s what we think we’ll be attracted to.
The rejection was devastating until a bright light named Stephanie joined my high school as a freshman.
Stephanie was Karen’s younger sister and she was hot!
Like, "This Cuban-Chinese restaurant is half-Latino, just like the late Emilio Estevez." Or, "I just put a dollar’s worth of O-Town songs in the jukebox.
Who knew this bar would have a dollar’s worth of O-Town songs?
The best way to do this, in addition to online dating, is through work, social circles and activities. Personally, I’ve always been of the opinion that 28 is the sweet spot for males physically, but that’s entirely subjective, so I decided to do some research. David Buss’ study of sex differences in human mate preferences found that preferences around age were quite consistent for women: Ideal age difference for women: male 3.4 years older Ideal age at marriage for women: 25.4 years Therefore…ideal age of husband at marriage: 28.8 years As you can see, male desirability peaks at 26 and stays strong until about 30, at which point it decreases rapidly. She ends her prime years at 31, while the male stays in his prime through 36.
This kind of culling is even easier now that dating sites let us whittle our options down to the year.
I contend that as long as nobody is being willfully creepy (I see you, guys in Ferrari hats), this kind of limitation is mega lame.
Just like how you’ve dated your share of challenging types of men like the Pinger, the Couch Potato and the older-and-balder-than-his-profile-guy…men also meet and enter into relationships with less-than-impressive types of women.
I’ve talked to countless single men over the years about their experiences with women, especially those in their 40s, 50s and beyond.