Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Age shall not wither her...

"The best thing about being twenty-eight" said Richard*, "is that you can go ten years in either direction. Eighteen-year-olds are great fun, but women in their late thirties have the experience."

Men just aren’t that fussy, are they?

I generally don’t even look at guys who aren’t between the ages of 31 to, er, maybe 36. At a push. Is that being a bit narrow-minded?

*Richard is my friend’s old boss, and, frankly, is a bit of a cunt.


  • A cunt he may be, but he makes a good point.

    By Blogger LC, at 6:03 PM  

  • I'm turning 32 soon and have the opinion. No younger than 30 and no older than 36. Men are just perverts that will do anything that comes sniffing their way. So we need to the picky ones.

    By Blogger alwaysd, at 6:16 PM  

  • dang, ol ricky really is a cunt, eh? wow.
    what men say (oo, im really picky) and what men do (any port in a storm, and the weathers is ALWAYS BAD) are two different things altogether.

    *still really embarrassed about echo and the bunnymen*

    By Blogger First Nations, at 6:31 PM  

  • well, you do have to have an open mind spinny.

    10 years IS as pretty big stretch but it also depends on the stage of life. It seems there is a lot bigger difference between an 18 year old and a 28 year old than a 28 and 38 in terms of life experience and maturity.
    I'm not that knowledgeable about the male sexual response but I'd say that for a female its 90% about how things are clicking mentally and physically toegether. That's more important than actual years on the clock. Someone can be gorgeous and in the right age bracket but if they open their mouth and they are an absolute twat, can you get sexually excited about them? I can't.

    By Blogger Kyahgirl, at 7:11 PM  

  • Yeah ... so what about this forty-year-old guys you've been leching after? Dabbling in perversion?

    By Blogger DavetheF, at 7:24 PM  

  • Twattage can come at any age. But I would never go any younger. That would be cradle-snatching. Icky.

    By Blogger frangelita, at 9:51 PM  

  • Poor Richard! I'm sure I can't be nice being called a cunt in front of a worldwide audience!

    Like lc said though, he does have a point!

    By Blogger Steve, at 10:20 PM  

  • Girls are hilarious - if Madam Spinsterella had posted a story about pulling a red-hot 20 year old muffin, you'd all be giving it: "You go girl! Woo!"

    Personally, I think the age difference is the business of the two people involved. If somebody wants to go older/younger, why not?

    By Blogger LC, at 10:49 AM  

  • i know a dude who's doing the internet dating thing. he is 37, looking for a woman between 20 and 40. now, i appreciate that he has a 20 year spread; that's pretty open-minded. but i think it's hilarious that he's looking for women 20 years younger, rather than 10 years either side of his age!

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 10:58 AM  

  • "20 year old muffin" wouldn't that be a bit stale by now - oh right I thought you said... never mind.

    By Blogger hen, at 12:27 PM  

  • just to tell you my blog has gone into total meltdown. This means I am now posting photos of naked women. This si all part of my revenge against my wife so come over.

    By Blogger Datingmaster, Jerusalem, at 1:17 PM  

  • If its willing, I'm willing.

    Actually, to rephrase, if it's willing and hot, then I'm willing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:23 PM  

  • Datingmaster looks like he's got the right attitude. One of the most depressing things about getting older is that you find yourself being attracted to elderly women - you know, the over 30s.

    By Blogger Wyndham, at 4:46 PM  

  • I'm almost 32. My guidelines are, can't be my brother's age (23) and can't be old enough to be my father. (which means 18 years older than me)

    Widens the gap, not necissarily the dating pool.

    By Blogger Party Girl, at 5:24 PM  

  • Datingmaster is a fucking arsehole. How the hell did he find his way over here?

    Sorry - I've been lurking there when want to feel like I really hate humanity.

    Anyhow age spread - mine is pretty narrow really - 38 - 45. My father was 15 years old than my mother and that has really put me off large age differences, almost to the point of phobia.

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 7:04 PM  

  • you know, i think i could have phrased this better:
    " what men say (oo, im really picky) and what men do (any port in a storm, and the weathers is ALWAYS BAD) are two different things altogether"

    heres what i mean. if someone was nice to me and paid attention and was considerate, and if they showed evidence of being recently bathed and were symetrical, i was good to go, frankly. it would have been nice to feel like i had the luxury of choice, but i was too excited over the prospect of getting laid, honestly.
    so substitute the word 'people' for the word 'men' there. i apologise, guys.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 1:48 AM  

  • i'm 32, and my rule of thumb is over 25 (under 25 just aint dignified), and under 40. but i did go out with someone who was 43 when i was 30...so really it comes down to individual personalities doesn't it.

    By Blogger Kirses, at 9:54 AM  

  • Blimey, what a lot of comments already.

    Hello Everybody! (Except Datingmaster – if you’re going to pimp your misogynistic horror-site on my happy, friendly blog, you could at least be a bit less blatant about it.)

    GSE has a good point re:parents. My dad is only a month older than my mother, so maybe that’s why I’m so narrow minded.

    Can I point out that when I broke my Golden Rule of Life No 1 (never talk to anyone under 25) and dated a 23 year old, it was a disaster .

    Can I also point out that Richard is married with 2 kids. I don’t think he actually plays away much at all, but he certainly likes to talk as if he does.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 11:09 AM  

  • Crikey, if I have a 'window' of 10 years either way, I'd be looking at either a 32 year old or 52 year old, neither of which appeals very much. Actually, I'm lying - a 32 year old with a six-pack and peachy arse sounds rather divine.

    By Blogger Sherbert, at 5:01 PM  

  • Duck is eight years older than me and it's never been a problem. I think it is really a case of having the right mindset.

    However, if we'd met when I was only 17 and he was 25, we probably wouldn't have clicked at all.

    By Blogger Kellycat, at 6:34 PM  

  • My last long-term partner was 14 years younger than me and we lived together unhappily for 12 years, so you could say she wasted her youth on me or I wasted my rapidly closing window of sex appeal on her. C'est la vie.

    By Blogger DavetheF, at 8:49 PM  

  • I once read there is a formula for these things. Half the man's age plus seven years.
    Seems a bit extreme to me*.
    Says he whose OH is older. By two wopping months (I make the most of them).

    * Prob devised by a bloke. Do you think?

    By Blogger the Beep, at 10:22 AM  

  • I read that theory too, and being 42, and followed to the rule, if my other half left me for a 29 year old, I would have to look for a bloke who was 70. Which I really wouldn't want to do. My nursing skills aren't that good.

    By Blogger Betty, at 8:09 PM  

  • I don't think age matters. Trust matters. And a brain that can still form a sentence after a couple of pints. One of my girlfriends was beaten up by her older boyfriend recently. Another was betrayed by her boyfriend who was the same age. Guess bad guys are bad at any age. The good one's improve with age like good wine.

    By Blogger Ceridwen Devi, at 12:35 PM  

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