Obviosouly you can date who ever you want, but this is just the trend and the way it has been, and for reasonable historical reasons, but now, not as much. Also, clearly trying to be on the same page maturity and goals wise is important, but even still I find most people stick to these rules..
I thought of this because me and some friends were all comparing tinder acounts and all my guy friends had say 18-24, while the girls had 22-30ish.
I was just thinking how even at the age of thirty, I can easily still date girls in their early 20s and no one would really care, essentially meaning my dating pool only increases with age. If that would be reversed, and I at 23 started dating a 30 year old women, I bet my parents and friends would not consent to that at all... I also think this means I can really take my time in settling down compared to some women, which is surely unfair. I would like to say the stearotype of girls in their late 20s- early 30s getting desperate is false, but I have seen it all over the place, while guys in this age range are still very chill about finding a spouse.
Girls how do you feel about this? Do you only date guys older than you? or would you be okay dating that much younger? Do you feel jelous at all that at least by these standards, men's dating pool increase with age as a woman's decreases?
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I think that men dating younger is seen as more common, so that probably contributes to people's disapproval of older women dating younger. However, older men do get shit for dating younger from both older men and women. I don't think I would ever date younger, and if I did it would maybe be by a year or two. I prefer older and am currently dating an older man now.1