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Show Of Hands June 2nd, 2014 5:46am

30+ year olds: would you rather date someone 10 years younger than you, or 10 years older than you?

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lovethatreba living in paradise
06/07/14 9:58 pm

Not quite 10 but my husband of 26 years is 7 years younger.

06/05/14 6:33 pm

I'm a male. I prefer older woman. I find women younger or around my age to be immature. I guess I'm the exception. I'm a cougar hunter. Something sexy about them. The confidence. no inhibitions. No time for for stupid games.

jamlady MN
06/04/14 8:36 pm

my hubby is 7.5 years older, so 10 older wouldn't be much more of a stretch! definitely older, though there are certainly some younger hotties, but most of them are too immature in their early 20's for me.

dahawwl Texas
06/03/14 9:30 am

I'm 60. I don't know many 70 year olds that could keep up with me.

peacenskis Alaska
06/03/14 1:12 am

I love older guys :) always have. But, you never who that next person is. Maybe he's younger and I just haven't met him yet.

thebob Medford Oregon
06/02/14 9:06 pm

The wife is 8 years older so younger seems logical.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
06/03/14 12:51 pm

I'm not making the connection with "so"....

Macmurphy35 Alabama
06/02/14 8:35 pm

In the past I've always dated (and once been married to) younger women. Range anywhere between 1 year to 8 years younger. However now I'm "dating" my first woman that's older than me. I'm 34, she's 40. It's actually really great, 7 months into it.

mstep68 Columbia, SC
06/02/14 8:23 pm

I said older. I can't see myself dating a 36 year old, but I'm definitely open to any age. As long as we are a good fit, I don't care if they're older or younger.

dawl adulting
06/02/14 6:35 pm

Prob not gonna date a 28 year old but you never know ;-)

opie99 left coast best coast
06/02/14 4:49 pm

I don't think I could date a 22 year old. Maybe if they were exceptional, in the same camp I don't think I would choose a 42 year old either.

06/02/14 4:29 pm

I picked older but really would prefer someone as close to my age as possible.

comppete Las Vegas
06/02/14 2:28 pm

I made that decision over 37 years ago.

BarryB Was it something I said
06/02/14 2:24 pm

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jenkp223 Being a mommy
06/02/14 10:09 am

I'm 31. Dating a college-aged student would make me feel like I'm robbing the cradle.

Additionally, I find the difference is answers between men and women intriguing.

Isomax TIC TOC
06/02/14 9:26 am

I would rather date someone I like and not worry about if they are younger or older.

chickencookie Biden crime family
06/02/14 8:29 am

Some men are really dopey at 40. So men are sweet and sensational at 30.

Diogenes Not Biden It
06/02/14 5:00 pm

But if they're almost 50 they're spectacular!❤️

chickencookie Biden crime family
06/02/14 5:05 pm

They're real and they are spectacular!

Maj Worth Economist
06/02/14 8:12 am

I have more in common with people younger than I am. Put me down for younger.

bnnt Los Angeles
06/02/14 7:37 am

I'm 40, I don't see myself dating a 50yo.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/02/14 7:26 am

At my age someone 10 years older would be running into medical problems. So I will be taking an younger guy Queen cougar that's me!

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
06/02/14 7:16 am

Most men say younger and women say older as expected.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
06/02/14 12:41 pm

But someone about 7 years younger wouldn't be bad. Mid 20's would be nice

06/02/14 7:14 am

I'm a 38 year old woman dating a 29 year old man. I never intended to look for a younger man, but all the men I dated who were my age were boring and had way too much baggage.

theexman Practical Atheist in L.A.
06/02/14 7:05 am

Older women are the most beautiful in my opinion. I loved them when I was in my 20's and I find them more beautiful now that I'm in my 50's.

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 7:08 am

⬆️⬆️ I think I'm in love :)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/02/14 7:26 am

Too bad you can't be copied.

06/02/14 6:19 am

Mixed, If low 30s then 10 older, if high 30s maybe 10 younger, but it would depend upon the person.

madeit Houston Area
06/02/14 6:18 am

Done that. Older.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/02/14 5:58 am

age had little to do with. it's more about how we get along together.

grondini Mainer in NC
06/02/14 5:55 am

Hmm...choosing between a 21 vs 41 year old male- DEFINITELY the 41 year old.

cato Santa Barbara, California
06/02/14 5:48 am

I've always had a thing for older women.

catpillow Florida West Coast
06/02/14 4:42 am

If I decided to date, it wouldn't matter much to me either way what their age was so long as we got along.

cass95 Jesus 2022
06/02/14 3:53 am

Definitely older. No question about that.

Aubie83 Chattanooga
06/02/14 3:51 am

Isn't this interesting?
Glad I'm a woman who looks 10 years younger than I am! (Shhh!????)

kanji401 SoCal gal
06/02/14 12:22 am

I think that depends on whether you're male or female.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/01/14 11:05 pm

I know I'm not old enough to answer this question, but I thought I'd give my thoughts anyway.

If I was 30, I'd rather date someone 10 years older than me. I'd need the maturity to keep me sane. Sex is also better with the experienced.

FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
06/01/14 11:03 pm

The gender filters are so predictable.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/01/14 11:08 pm

Yup, maybe the old stereotype of men liking women younger (fertile) and women looking for a "good provider" who is older and financially secure isn't dead. It makes sense in an evolutionary way.

FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
06/01/14 11:22 pm

It's a stereotype, but like you said it's evolutionary, and also backed up by science. Which is why the results were not surprising at all to me :)

06/02/14 3:54 am

At 50 I'm far from fertile and all set financially. Dating a 40 year old would be nice!

gonzoboy Northern AZ
06/02/14 4:57 am

Dear lindyj, I am 40, ex-military, and by sheer coincidence will soon be in New Hampshire! You look like my type! Here is my updated image:
We should get together! :D

06/02/14 5:15 pm

Bwahahaha! You're a cutie for sure!

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/01/14 11:02 pm

I'm 48. Subtract 30 years and you arrive at my ideal dating age. Math won't get any easier :)

centexken Republic of Texas
06/02/14 12:55 am

I'm the same age and agree with your excellent logic!

Torfin Never Behind
06/01/14 10:54 pm

I have no preferrance in this area. When I was single I dated younger and older as well as matching my age.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/01/14 10:54 pm

My wife is 6 1/2 years younger. She was tolerable a few years ago, so I know younger would work out fine.

KellenK Colorado
06/01/14 10:51 pm

The age filters weren't set, I'm 19...

Tony SOH Founder
06/01/14 11:05 pm

Yeah I messed up. they're set now

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/01/14 11:07 pm


I guess I'll like your comment so I can refer back to this poll now :D

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/01/14 11:08 pm

Wait, I have to like my own comment... I'm stupid.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/01/14 11:12 pm

@tony: Do age filters or other filters work on all platforms, iOS, Android, and web?