I think, I hope, it’s safe to assume that most of us find a 35-year gap extreme.
Where do we regular people, not the cradle-robbers, cougar-hunters and Hugh Hefners of the world, actually draw the lines? What parameters represent good judgment and what parameters just indicate a fixation with age or status?
One of the most tragic of these career-ending injuries is the decision to have children. I didn’t recognize you without your overalls and slingshot, Dennis.
I will rave about my newly discovered professionalism, and you will laugh at how clearly my stories scream, “I am a new adult!
” At 32, chances are you’re looking to settle down.
, the outstanding analysis blog of online matchmaking site Ok Cupid, has demonstrated with brutal clarity that for women dating online, it’s downhill from here. Apparently, internet lore says there’s a rule for this sort of thing:♦◊♦This would suggest that women can only date up, and men can only date down, and that gay people don’t exist.
At 21, we’re at the statistical height of our appeal, desirable to men of all ages, sought after, and buried under a barrage of adoring messages. At 26, men suddenly win the numerical upper hand and after 30, well… You could remove the gendered notation and make it more politically correct, but a mathematical equation is hardly the best way to measure compatibility.
I’m not looking for a life partner, and I’m not looking for a one-night-stand.
I’m looking for someone that recognizes, and maybe even sympathizes, with this “new adulthood” thing I’m trying on. Scanning the inventory of relationships of older friends and family, I see the proverbial May Decembers everywhere, and in both directions.This is the one hundred and sixteenth entry of Barney's Blog, written by How I Met Your Mother main character Barney Stinson.It was retrieved from Barney's Blog at the CBS website here. May 24, 2010 We’ve talked a lot in this space about relationships, marriage, and other decisions that can destroy your life and the lives of those around you. Ooh, did I accidentally catch you dancing with yourself?Hang tight.♦◊♦And if you’re 32, well, we may match up more closely, both being of legal drinking age, but I still anticipate some problems.You’ve been in the work world ten times longer than I have.But it was The Ragbag who pointed out that this rule has a duality: for the date to be socially acceptable, the rule must be adhered to by your date as well.