She, in fact, asked me out first, which was a gesture I greatly appreciated and one that I later reciprocated.
It’s often “different strokes for different folks,” as the old saying goes.
The lyrics to an old TV sitcom—“Diff’rent Strokes” —often reminded me as I was growing up: “What might be right for you may not be right for some.”Many single men (LDS men included) supposedly go by this rule of thumb: “You can date someone who is half your age, plus seven.” As we get older, this allows for more flexibility in age gaps.
”Some single adults have observed that age does matter to others in the dating pool.“Unfortunately, the majority of society, at least what I know of in the LDS dating world, make (age) into a matter,” stated one female friend in my mid-singles ward.
“Most guys I've met who are within one year or more younger than me refuse to consider me as a dating option. I thought that would change as I got older and they realized it was just a number and that a few years didn't make all that much of a difference. I find the whole situation frustrating and ridiculous.”I hope that this friend’s unfortunate experiences are the exception and not the rule.
" Maybe for you, the chance to be with this person for eternity is worth a few diaper changes or a couple of lonely years in your old age.
Age shouldn't be your only grading critieria, but it should be a serious consideration.In fact, our psychological and physical development slows, meaning the mental gap between age groups narrows.Think back to your own experiences with your brothers and sisters.No matter how much you love your grandma, no 21-year-old wants to be stuck with an eighty-year-old who just wants to sit at home and watch reruns of .Since we should be dating people with the long term in view, future concerns such as limited mobility, sickness, or even increased chances of ending up alone in your old age aren't something to laugh at.Whereas the dating pool at age 21, for example, varies from age 18 to about age 26 or 27, it becomes a whole different dynamic for the mid-singles crowd. Our younger years are prime years for developing and learning much about ourselves.