A college sophomore for when I want to feel like I can still hang with college bros*, a sophisticated bachelor approaching midlife for when I want to feel adult.** Another interesting tidbit to come out of the survey is that across the board, women felt like it was the men who had to be the older partner, though this could be sadly tied to the fact that an astonishing 55% of women say they need a partner to help them pay their rent or mortgage, which, supposedly, a man who is 4 years more advanced in his career would be able to do.But if money and dating go hand-in-hand, then would (eventual) rising rates in women’s wages lead to less of an age disparity in romantic pairings?That having been said, if you have a guy friend who was born in February of 82…me. This was made abundantly clear to me a full year ago, when, at a midnight booze cruise around Manhattan (don’t ask) some guy chatting with me asked me my age and then, when I told him, responded with “Whoa, so you’re like, mad old! Put me across a dinner table with anyone born before 1979 and instantly all I can think of to talk about is, like, Nickelodeon shows from the 90s.Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. But if guys do hit their goals at 40-something they tend to avoid sudden changes.According to a new survey, the ideal age difference between a couple is when the man is 4 years and (this is the sort of weird part) four months older than the woman.
what about the single men and women who are older than 45 that have never been married? If their single never married, never had kids, they don't really have a mini van to trade in for a motorcycle in the first place. In midlife, whether one has married, or not, or had children, or not, mortality starts to become apparent. That's when you (well, me) start to think about what you did, you didn't do, what you want to do, what has meaning, etc.A 38 year-old man can have no qualms about starting a relationship with a 26 year-old woman and possibly having a baby in 4 years — when she’s ready.A 38 year-old woman who wants to have kids doesn’t have that same luxury of time.Even if we find wage parity between the sexes, biological parity is still a long time off, so it makes sense that the scales will always be tipped slightly in favor of an older man.But true compatibility has never been as simple of an issue as biology or social construct — and when it comes to what factors can make a relationship work, age really ain’t nothing but a (meaningless, random) number.