Now that I’m “an adult”, I’ve come to realize that my dating pool is much larger than just the people I go to school with, or friends of friends, and it seems as I get older, so do the guys who are interested in me, and disproportionately so. It’s yet to be decided whether it’s because I give off an older vibe—whatever that is—but I appear to be popular with guys about ten years older than I am.They make up the bulk of who hits on me, sends me messages online, etc.
It’s almost always been like that—when I was 18, it was guys in their early 20s. When I was in my early 20s, it was guys pushing 30. Now, it’s guys pushing 40, and even into their 40s. So I’ve been thinking about it, and have been trying to figure out just what age caps off my self-selected dating pool.
So far, I think the decade rule works for me, although I guess things might be different if I was looking to settle down right now. What about you guys? What’s your personal experience with age gaps? How old is too old for you? Do you think relationships with significant age gaps can work in the long-run?