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Liquid Blue
Jan 7, 2007

Halo Triple, Broseph

So I was watching True TV (Channel that COPS comes on, used to be Court TV) and after an episode of COPS, a show called world's most dumbest criminals came on, specifically with a commenter known as Danny Bonaduce.

I recognized the name and face, but couldn't remember what he did, so I looked him up on Wikipedia. Long story short I found out he's currently living and dating a girl 23 years younger than him.

What do you think about marriages/ couples with significant age differences? Does it matter as long as they're over the age of consent? Do you know anyone in a relationship with that kind of age difference? Are you in a relationship now that has more than a 5 year gap?

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LadySage
Dec 26, 2005

AA: i am very much alive
AA: and i intend to stay that way


The standard rule of thumb is the older person's age divided by two, and add seven.

Or, you could take the sensible approach and accept that as long as it's two consenting adults, it's okay.

Mouse Dresser
Sep 3, 2002

Only science can make the Connections

This is odd, I was just having a conversation about this earlier today. What my cousin said on the subject is no dating under 18 unless you are 18 or younger yourself. But after that, 5 years younger/older is the limit.

In the opposite direction, once you cross 50, you can date up to 20 years younger.

It's all about maturity and responsibility. Someone may claim that their 15 year old girlfriend is "really old for her age, seriously" but being a 24 year old dating a 14 year old is creepy.

In the Danny Bonaduce thing, if you're old enough to be the person's parent without much "well if you had sex at 12" sort of thing, then NO. No, it's generally always a bad idea.

I tend to agree with my cousin on this subject.

Mouse Dresser fucked around with this message at Oct 21, 2008 around 03:12

Ysa
Feb 3, 2002

secret service get all the pussy

Eh, I'm 31 and my guy is 40. At this age the age gap becomes less and less important.

Dovo
Jul 29, 2006

Not Really


My brother is 33 and his wife is 51. She has a son from her first husband and he is 24. Yeah it was weird at first but but who really cares? They're happy is all that really matters.

Pluto
Apr 18, 2006

Weak.

I'm 25 and my husband is 33.

ShadowGovernment
Sep 11, 2001

by The Finn


LadySage posted:

Or, you could take the sensible approach and accept that as long as it's two consenting adults, it's okay.

yeah basically, there's no reason for this poo poo to be complicated

taint massage
Jun 13, 2008

We already run the misfits outta our country. We sent 'em back to England.


When I was 25 I dated a woman who was 34. The whole 'age gap' talk never really came up. We just enjoyed being around each other, liked a lot of the same things, and we always had great conversation.

Ouija
Nov 28, 2004

dont try

i hosed a fourty seven year old

Reformed Tomboy
Feb 2, 2005

chu~~

My grandmother was 16 when she got pregnant and married my grandfather. They're 21 years apart (you do the math). They're still happily married. Who cares about age difference? If they're happy and in a consensual relationship, what does it matter?

redpython
Sep 16, 2006

You remind me of the babe!

Hugh Hefner's, (82) new girlfriends are 19...and TWINS. They look annoying as hell I don't know how he does it.



I know all you dweebs will say, oh christ they're hot, I'll hit that....yeah yeah yeah. I get that you would all tap that rear end. My point is that that they seem like the type of chick that drinks half a rum and coke and starts screeching at the top of her lungs and giggling uncontrollably. Fine in small bouts, but these bitches LIVE with him.

Sakamonster
Dec 6, 2006

by Tiny Fistpump


redpython posted:


Holy poo poo these bitches are punched

Phlegmbot
Jun 4, 2006

"a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative [robot]"

My rule is 1/10 my age - two months.

SeaBass
Dec 30, 2003

NERRRRRRDS!

redpython posted:

Hugh Hefner's, (82) new girlfriends are 19...and TWINS. They look annoying as hell I don't know how he does it.



I know all you dweebs will say, oh christ they're hot, I'll hit that....yeah yeah yeah. I get that you would all tap that rear end. My point is that that they seem like the type of chick that drinks half a rum and coke and starts screeching at the top of her lungs and giggling uncontrollably. Fine in small bouts, but these bitches LIVE with him.

I know I will never be Hef, but my goal is to be a suggar-daddy like him. Except I'll be wearing some blue cover-alls and a cheesy captain's hat. Always.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



As an undying vampire I don't really care about my partners age, as long as they're chock full of the sweet red nectar of life! SHICK SHICK got yo blood bitch!

FAH Q
Aug 19, 2007
If playground rules are not in effect, well, then this is anarchy!

I'm 20 and I'm currently dating a 25 year old (undergrad with a grad, woo) and the age difference is hardly worth talking about. Once you get to college, the gap starts widening. I'd say at my age, my limit would be seven years older but the gap just continues as you grow.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001


The older you get it matters less, but around 15-20 years probably.

Option B
Apr 12, 2004



I'm 32, she's 20. We get along great. Admittedly, I was a bit concerned when she was introduced to my family, and I hers, but it all worked out great.

Jake Armitage
Dec 11, 2004

+69 Pimp

What is this 5 year rule bullshit? My rule is over 18. After that rule is satisfied, the closer to 18 the better.

It's gross if all you fuckers do it though.

SeaBass posted:

I know I will never be Hef, but my goal is to be a suggar-daddy like him. Except I'll be wearing some blue cover-alls and a cheesy captain's hat. Always.

I don't know how he can still feel awesome when his girlfriends are out loving whoever the hot rapper is and/or Joe Francis when he's not looking.

taint massage
Jun 13, 2008

We already run the misfits outta our country. We sent 'em back to England.


I like my women just like my whiskey.

Aged 20 years and mixed up with coke

FeloniousDrunk
Jul 8, 2004

I told you you'd be sorry buying an emoticon, but no, you were hung over. Well look at you now. It's not catching on at all!



I'm 38, she's 45. It's not too far, to me. My record was 19 and 29. Probably that was a stretch at that age...

monkeyboydc
Dec 2, 2007

Unfortunately, we had to kut the English budget at the Ivalice Magick Ackcademy.

Agreeing with bigger gap as you get older. When I was in highschool, two years above or below was the MAX. Anything older or younger than that was loving weird. After highschool though, the gap widens considerably and continues to do so.

fanbase
Jan 21, 2005


A 32 year old dating a 25 year old is a whole lot different then a 24 year old dating a 17 year old. The age gap doesn't really matter after a certain point. For me, it is when someone has gotten out more in the real world and has earned some experience, knowing how the world works, and knows about the trail and tribulations of love - and has a full-time job, a college degree, and hopefully has traveled outside the country.

But then again, everyone matures at a different age but for the most part, I find that someone older dating someone younger like 16-23 years old does not make for a successful long-term stable relationship.

Normally, the younger person usually simply does not have the experience, knowledge, or maturity to make up the difference in age. Plus, for someone that young - a lot of time it would be his/her first serious relationship and they don't know how to handle the strong emotion that comes with sex/love nor in a lot of incidences know about true love. It is hard enough being someone's first love/sex but then add in the age difference, immaturity, disapproval from society/family/friends and it is hard to make it work out.

The Enforcer
May 3, 2007

by Fistgrrl


esoteric333 posted:

I'm 32, she's 20. We get along great. Admittedly, I was a bit concerned when she was introduced to my family, and I hers, but it all worked out great.

Oh I bet you get along great.

Madd0g11
Jun 14, 2002
Bitter Vet

LadySage posted:

The standard rule of thumb is the older person's age divided by two, and add seven.

I follow this as well.

SisterKristen
Oct 12, 2004
Hot chick with glasses RIGHT HERE BUDDY!

redpython posted:







Why they gotta dress the same?

99 Apple Schnapps
Jul 16, 2006



I think I win I'm 19 and I'm dating a 32-year-old

ShotgunWillie
Aug 30, 2005

a sexy automaton -
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I'm 24 and dated a 41 year old. She was hot though. Most people thought she was in her late 20s.

I think that the difference in maturity level is what really makes a difference.

OEA TaleSpin
Oct 18, 2007



My ex girlfriend informed me recently that she was getting married. As if this concept didn't boggle my mind enough, she told me that her fiance is sixty.

Forty years older than her.

And he's a preacher.

And he's her dad's best friend. They're hyper religious wackjobs, so I think it's more of an arranged marriage but oh well what are you gonna do.

Secks Cauldron
Aug 26, 2006

I thought they closed that place down!


redpython posted:

Hugh Hefner's, (82) new girlfriends are 19...and TWINS. They look annoying as hell I don't know how he does it.



I know all you dweebs will say, oh christ they're hot, I'll hit that....yeah yeah yeah. I get that you would all tap that rear end. My point is that that they seem like the type of chick that drinks half a rum and coke and starts screeching at the top of her lungs and giggling uncontrollably. Fine in small bouts, but these bitches LIVE with him.
How can you have sex with another member of your family present? I wouldn't be able to stop vomiting.

Epicurus
Jan 18, 2008
I hope I can change my title later on...

For any age 14 and up, you may date some who is half your age plus seven years old at the minimum, and twice your age minus seven at the maximum. This is set in stone.

ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus

redpython posted:

Hugh Hefner's, (82) new girlfriends are 19...and TWINS. They look annoying as hell I don't know how he does it.

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Viagra.

Option B
Apr 12, 2004



Oral Slither posted:

How can you have sex with another member of your family present? I wouldn't be able to stop vomiting.

I'm not sure that rule applies though for twins. I mean, doesn't the world in general promote the idea of sexy incestuous twins?

'Course... I may have just watched too much porn.

Kyyrewyyoae
Jul 20, 2007

Vae debilibus!

I'm 29 and my girl is 21. It's really not a big deal.

99 Apple Schnapps
Jul 16, 2006



99 Apple Schnapps posted:

I think I win I'm 19 and I'm dating a 32-year-old

I'd like to point out that my friends think this is horrible and subsequently they hate his guts

Prince
Jul 12, 2006
I HOPE YOU LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM FOR MY FIST BECAUSE IM GOING TO RAM IT INTO YOUR STOMACH AND BREAK YOUR GOD DAMN SPINE

I'm 22, my gf is 27. Shes totally hot. As long as that is fulfilled I don't care how old the girl is.

I admit, though, that the longevity of the relationship will in part be determined by age difference... people are just at different stages in their life at different ages.

MushroomSquid
Jan 7, 2005

In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

FeloniousDrunk posted:

I'm 38, she's 45.

I'm 23, she's 29. Older chicks, yo.

Franklin W. Dixon
Aug 7, 2004

by DocEvil


99 Apple Schnapps posted:

I'd like to point out that my friends think this is horrible and subsequently they hate his guts
They're right!

Free Market Gravy
Sep 17, 2005



LadySage posted:

Or, you could take the sensible approach and accept that as long as it's two consenting adults, it's okay.

Yep. Excluding the violation of any local, state or federal laws, who gives a poo poo as long as you're happy together?

That doesn't mean people won't look twice if a 72 year old dude is with a 24 year old woman, but age really is just a number.

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Bad Boy Bubby
Oct 10, 2004

BE STILL CAT

Anyone who cares what consenting adults do is loving nosey and/or jealous. If people are happy there should be no limit.

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