When looking for your partner what is your minimum and maximum age limits?
Ever since I was 16 my age limit had always been 2 years older (never younger) until I found my current boyfriend who happens to look very young he gets mistaken for 21 all of the time (he's actually 26, I found this out after our 3rd date, (we work together incase you're wondering) I'm 19 (so I've obviously broken my own rule) before I was with him though, I wouldn't date a man over the age of 22/23. I just feel like maturity, aspirations, etc tend to be different if you're say 18 dating a 32 year old.
Although I'll be honest my relationship has been really good, not perfect but still it's been a strong 6 months and I meet his family later this month! (We are flying out to see them on a vacation!)
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None. How terrible to limit meeting so many interesting people just because they were born in a certain year. Biggest spread up so far has been about 16 years I think, biggest spread down has been 11 or 12. I have a strong preference for people with a different age than me in general, as I find them much more interesting. I know what music was out when I was a teen, and what I liked. I don't need to find someone else similar in age to tell me that. But someone who grew up with different music, but who still has similar tastes to me, and all of a sudden we both have a wealth of things to share with each other. I learn about all of these things that I end up liking that were big when I was 6 or something, or that were big for teens when I was already out of post-secondary. Opens up so much more of the world.
Add to that the fact that chronological age has pretty much zero bearing on emotional maturity, and there are literally zero reasons for me to stick to people my own age. I have met 20 year olds that have more emotional maturity that 35 year olds. I have met 45 year olds that are more adventurous and free-spirited than 25 year olds.
I am glad you have found a range that you are most comfortable with, but my experiences are almost the exact opposite. I tend to have long term relationships though, with most around 4 or 5 years (with my current one just passing 10 years), so maybe I'm looking at things a little more long term, I don't know.0