Men, how do you feel about dating a woman 5 years or more younger than you? But seriously, I'm sure as I get older it will be less of an issue but right now I'm looking at 2 years either way. It would be illegal for me to date someone that is that much younger than me. However, my network of friends is still intricately connected to our old high school so if the opportunity arose to hook up casually with a sixteen to eighteen year old presents itself, I probably will. Sure, if you date someone younger than you, you may get to help them figure out some basic life admin stuff for a while — but it won't be a pure "teacher-student"-type relationship, not just because younger people still have plenty to teach us, but also because people figure that stuff out relatively quickly. Karen Fratti April 17, 8:
But you never know.
Sometimes, certain experiences or personality quirks make us have more in common with people younger or older than us — and not giving those people a shot romantically because they're not the same exact age as you is nuts. We're all aging, and life is too damned short to not date someone who's younger than you just because society has psyched you out about it. Also, how do you make it work successfully? But age never came up until we were well into the relationship. But would I now, at 29, date a 24 year old?