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Dating outside your age range?

Ok listen, I just saw a picture of Denzel Washington on the cover of GQ magazine. I have no words. The man is just…well, he is 57! I am going to be perfectly honest and say that I have not been looking at men in that age range – but should I start? First, I should ask: Do men in their late 50s look like Denzel?!

Taking the totally superficial part out of the equation, how does dating outside your age range really work? I am talking about the generational gaps that can lead to awkward conversations, family disapproval, misunderstandings, mismatched libidos…I could go on!

Relationships can be challenging enough to get started. How do you start one with someone who is not in your “normal dating range”?

Have you ever dated someone 10-15 years or more older/younger than you? What advice would you give to a couple with a significant age gap? How do you think it differs from dating someone the same age as you?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Comon Cents

September 19th, 2012
5:05 pm

Swiss~ BTW, I am following you on Spotify now. Nice playlists. Are you going to Music Midtown tis weekend?

i'm swiss

September 19th, 2012
5:05 pm

“President Obama consistenly said it was NOT a tax, up until SCOTUS ruled it as such”

Well, I agree with you there, he’s wrong on that count. It is a tax, and he knows it, but no politician ever wants to say they’re raising taxes on everybody.

“You are, in essence, forcing the public to purchase something.”

Nobody’s forcing anyone to buy anything. Everyone has a choice to carry insurance or not. The result of choosing to not carry insurance is simply that you will owe more taxes. The same thing happens all the time with other choices. Nobody can force me to buy a house/take on a mortgage. But the result of choosing to not buy a house is that I will owe more in taxes (by missing out on mortgage interest deductions). It’s the same result.

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:06 pm

wow leave you guys alone for awhile and yall get deep (LOL)

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:07 pm

i'm swiss

September 19th, 2012
5:08 pm

Comon — Oh sweet! (re: Spotify) Nah, not gonna make it to music midtown this weekend. Not even sure who the bands are, actually. Mrs. Swiss isn’t really up for being on her feet for that long at this point… :)

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:09 pm

@Stamps: You do realize that it’s the end of the day, so I’m punchy, and it’s taking all my willpower not to make an inappropriate comment about your last post….. deep….. bwa ha ha ha

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:11 pm

I’m swiss the only time we really take advantage of the MID if you have a high interest rate, if it’s low there really isn’t that much of advantage to it.

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:11 pm

Seems weird for Music Midtown to be in Sept…… there used to be some amazing shows. I’ll never forget the year Live closed it out and Dennis Rodman came out on stage. We were all like, “Is that Dennis???? WTH???”

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:12 pm

ITL go ahead break it down (LOL)

Comon Cents

September 19th, 2012
5:13 pm

Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, TI, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Florence and the Machine. Promises to be a great weekend! I am going to try and sneak down Friday night for TI and Foo Fighters. Saturday, hopefully, I will be between the hedges watching our Dawgs give it to Vandy with ITL.

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:13 pm

Oh no, Frozen Peas…..you’re not baiting me. Nope. :)

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:14 pm

@CC: Yay!! :) Fingers crossed.

i'm swiss

September 19th, 2012
5:15 pm

“watching our Dawgs give it to Vandy”

Comon — Now there’s something we can wholeheartedly agree on! That’s what this blog is all about — bringing people together. ;-) GO DAWGS!

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:15 pm

Frozen Peas ???

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:15 pm

SWISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comon Cents

September 19th, 2012
5:16 pm

I am going to leave the politics alone for the day. No one’s mind will be changed by a blog (or by the numerous FB posts I have been subjected to! :lol: ) I think we have run everyone else off.

ITL~ Did you get my email?

swiss~ I have offered up my clubhouse in the neighborhood if they really want to do a baby shower for Little Suisse Mocha. IDK where you guys are, but I am in East Cobb/Roswell area. We figured that we could make it a meet & greet where you and the Mrs. get some great baby gifts from us.

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:16 pm

@Stamps: You don’t remember the blog conversation about being careful in the frozen food section????

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:16 pm

Swiss, comon, ITL have you seen the latest poll

1 Alabama (first string)
2 Alabama (second string)
3 LSU
4 Oregon
5 Alabama (third string)

Poppa Grande

September 19th, 2012
5:16 pm

i think of it as a tax and have all along. US forces us to do things all the time. I thought of the Wheat case the whole time. I know that most legal people consider it a commerce clause thing. I just look at it as a way that the Government found a way into citizens pockets. This is another way that they they did it.

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:17 pm

ITL I just do remember an hour ago (LOL)

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:17 pm

@CC: No mail. :(

Little Suisse Mochette Noelle…. awwwwww….I love babies…..

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:21 pm

Over here pouting because Swiss is not talking to me. Hmph! :evil:

Exiled!

September 19th, 2012
5:21 pm

If u don’t want the govt in ur pockets,re healthcare..irresponsible people and poor folks who can’t afford healthcare will be in ur pockets still.. like it or not

Either way we gotta pay.

Same difference

i'm swiss

September 19th, 2012
5:23 pm

Comon — Hey, I thought we had a nice, stimulating debate. :)

As for the clubhouse/shower — that would be awesome! But you know you all really don’t have to do all that for little old us. That location would be great for us, though — we’re in the John’s Creek/Alpharetta/Roswell Bermuda Triangle.

What’s up, ITL? :)

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:25 pm

Swiss: Hey! :)

Did I just pull a Stewie on you?
ITL: Swiss! Swiss! Swiss! Hey Swiss! Swiss! Swiiiisssss!
Swiss: WHAT?
ITL: Hey!

i'm swiss

September 19th, 2012
5:25 pm

Sorry, ITL, didn’t mean to ignore you. Just got caught up in the excitement of the political discussion. :)

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:27 pm

I was enjoying the discussion. I’ve learned a lot on the blog today. :)

How’s Mrs. Swiss and our little Mocha bean?

Comon Cents

September 19th, 2012
5:28 pm

swiss~ I thought it was a stimulating nice debate as well, but I think we are running everyone else away. :lol:

I believe that the clubhouse/shower thing has already been thrown out there as a meet and greet, right ITL ?

i'm swiss

September 19th, 2012
5:29 pm

Mrs. Swiss & SwissMocha are both doing well, thanks. The latter is kicking up a storm these days. Although, she seems to stop kicking and be still when I talk to her. Not sure if this bodes well for the future or not… :lol:

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:30 pm

Sure was. I remember because we were talking about baby-size UGA cheerleading outfits and Swiss said that Mrs. Swiss had already put a ceiling on the UGA stuff SuisseMochette Noelle could have, but if it was a gift…… :lol:

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:31 pm

Awwwwww….. she’s gonna be a daddy’s girl.

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:34 pm

Okay so yall just gone play like you didn’t see the poll, typical everybody else’s fan, just cant take it (LOL)

Comon Cents

September 19th, 2012
5:34 pm

Got to run. My phone is being funky with my email, Light, so I will drop you a line when I get home. TTYL and if someone gets with me on a date for the baby shower/meet & greet, I am all on board to plan it (or have my assistant plan it) Good night!

Comon Cents

September 19th, 2012
5:35 pm

S/H~ We saw it but it was irrelevant and obviously based on flawed information ( kind of like the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare) so why comment?

Into the Light

September 19th, 2012
5:35 pm

Night, CC. I’m out, too!

@Stamps: I saw it….I started tying a comment about over commiting and scholarships, but then deleted it.

i'm swiss

September 19th, 2012
5:38 pm

S/H — I had already seen that poll. It was titled “Least number of teeth, per capita, among varsity cheerleading squads.”

Single and Happy (LG Life is good)

September 19th, 2012
5:40 pm

See just hating (rotflmao)

nelson

September 19th, 2012
7:23 pm

When there is a significant age difference there is a much higher probability of misinformation being exchanged. I thought I had a relationship going with a younger woman. We dated, and dinner and so on. She was also my personal trainer and a little housework thrown in. She was very attentive and i would give her a little[money] every now and then.
I am not sure how it came about, but all the time i was thinking of her as my trophy girl friend she was thinking of herself as a care giver to the elderly.