Older of younger partner...which do you prefer?

United States
March 11, 2007 7:20pm CST
My current bf is 5 years older than me. He has the same age with my eldest brother...he can be my brother already. Our age difference is not a big hindrance since I think more mature than my age. I'm 25 while he's 30! I like the guy to be older because I want to be spoil and once in a while I can be a little bratty and he seems to undertand it, lol. Tell me what's your age preference? Older or younger? If you're in a relationship, married...what's your age difference?
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• Philippines
12 Mar 07
as for me i dont have any age preference. love doesnt know any boundaries nor limitations. and when you are struck by cupid's arrow then you will be stricked so darn hard that you will forget what are you standards. relationship? it takes two to tango...
• United States
12 Mar 07
Thanks for your comment!
@mashimaro (1097)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
mine I prefer older than me..I have a boyfriend who's younger than me, and it didn't work because I am very mature to him and I think I am the one whos holding our relationship.
@achuchu2 (32)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I'd like my guy to be older than me. My current BF is 3 years older than me, and it's great! But my age gap limit is only up to 5 years. I think I'll feel a bit awkward if it goes beyond that. But hey, when love is there, who am I to turn it down? But then again, I already have the love of my life right beside me! (Ha! How cheesy could I get? :P )
• United States
12 Mar 07
Very true! Thanks for sharing!
@bjone6 (348)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I like the female to be older. My wife was three school years ahead of me, but she is two year ahead of me. 1 year and 11 months if you ask her. I like her to be older because I like more mature/sophisticated things and younger girls are more into materialistic things or the newest thing; not dependability or stability. Generally speaking...I don't want to stereotype of offend anyone.
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Before, I want a guy who is older than me, but God has given me a husband who is 2 years younger than me and the relationship really works well. There may be a bumpy roads along the way but still, we are both growing and always considers that every situation is a learning process.. I think age really doesnt matter as long as you really love and respect each other, you are both enjoying and giving each other a fulfillment and satisfaction.. Age doesnt compliment with the love you are looking for a person..love is really a magic that you cannot contain and control at any moment of time and place.
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• India
12 Mar 07
Hmmmm.... I wish my partner should be either of same age or he should be one year elder.I like if my partner belongs to same profession.I said my partner to be either one year older because I think he can understand me in some feelings because we or of same age.some how i got my partner who is one month younger than me.But he behave more matured than me.He never made me to feel lke he is younger than me.He is so romantic, understanding, caring and a lovable person.
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I've always preferred older guys. I don't know why, I just do. My husband is 8 1/2 years older than I am. I definitely act older than my age, and my husband acts like a kid. Go figure! LOL My parents age difference is the other way. My mom is 3 years older than my dad. When they were first married the neighborhood kids thought my mom was a kid and that my dad was her father. They asked her if it was okay with her 'dad' if she could go and play! She told them, that's not my dad, that's my husband! LMAO!!!
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Thanks for responding!
• United States
12 Mar 07
my boyfriend is 3 years older than me. That's not really a big age difference though. I wouldnt want to date anyone super older or super younger because they would be in different stages of life than me. As long as I was on the same page as someone I wouldn't care if they were older or younger, but usually if someone's going to be in the same stage of life as you they're going to be around your age, give or take a few years.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I know! Living in the same page with a chemistry is what's important. I think 5 year difference is enough for me, I won't date beyond that.
• India
12 Mar 07
Yup I am in a relationship and my girlfriend is around 9 months older to me. But as I feel love doesn't looks at age, it just happens. You may not ever be able to choose against age as love is not what you choose but you are what love chooses to. And also for me age is just a number. Like in my present relationship my girlfriend always claims to be more mature than me and I do think that she is, but still sometimes she likes to be a spoil and also that I always like to keep her like a princess, bratt. Any ways altough she never gives me a chance to be child but I love whatever I do to her. And thats what i think love is about. Any ways Take Care May GOD Bless YOU
• United States
12 Mar 07
Thanks for responding!
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
My current partner is 15 years older than me. I don't see any hindrance between us. I have experienced relationships with a guy my age (27) and it was a disaster as young guys tend be like little children. I am quite happy with my older guy now as we can talk about investments, relationships, life etc. He cooks for me, prepares my meals, hugs me when he thinks I am already asleep (sweet).
• United States
12 Mar 07
Awww...that's really sweet! That's why I prefer older guys because they can spoil and pamper their younger partner. Unlike having a younger ones and you seem like a babysitter sometimes, lol.
• Netherlands
12 Mar 07
I prefer older men for sure. They are better at understanding when I am bratty and treat me better from my experience. My current boyfriend is 12 years older than me but he doesn't look it. He is both mature and responsible, yet playful and fun.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Thanks for responding!
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I prefer older partner because they always pamper you.And i like to pampered i liked to babied. They acknowledges my whining and i love to be take care by my man. :)
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@arwenmae (58)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
When I was younger I prefer guys who are older than me. I've been in a relationship with guys older than me, and I enjoy the feeling that they are treating me like a kid, they understand my naughtiness ang forgive my mistakes. but when I met my husband I never care about his age, what I only care is my feelings on him. My husband is younger than me. Age doesn't matter, what matter is you love each other, both of you understand, honest, and sincere to each other. If your in love you will never say I dont like him because he is old or dont like him because he is younger than me. Your heart will be the one who will decide...
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@ljames (30)
• United States
12 Mar 07
My husband is 7 years younger than I am. I think it's great! It has never been an issue for us except for a little joking around now and then. I think if you find love with someone and feel they are the right person for you, age is not really a problem. I love my husband dearly and rarely do I think of him as a younger man, just my man.
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@Bangalorean (1283)
• India
12 Mar 07
I am married and our age difference is 5 years
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@clemie7 (73)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
i refuse to date anyone under 25... just because they're usually really immature. i'm turning 21 in a month and my last boyfriend was 26.
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• Singapore
12 Mar 07
I don't have any age preference. I used to prefer older men because I felt that they were more mature. But after having the chance to interact with younger guys, I felt that they too can be mature. Hence, now I feel that what matters most is compatibility and chemistry. Age is not a factor.
• Malaysia
12 Mar 07
im a male so i have a different point of view.for me i got a gf who is a yr younger than me.before this,i got my ex a yr older than me.i do not mind younger or older as long as she is hot..and of course she needs to satisfy me in "that" case.haha
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I also want a guy to be older. Just by 2 or 3 years would be best. But I don't think 5 years is too big of an age difference at all.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
well i like someone who is younger but matured for the age and i want also who is older but still young at heart. well i am in a relationship and my partner is 3 years younger than me but we go along nicely. he is young but has a matured way of thinking and we can still be acting like kiddos at time.
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@giregla (148)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I like older men, coz it's a fact that men are 2 times older than a woman that is of same age.
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