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People in their late teens/early 20s: Would you date a person in their late 20s? Watch

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    I'm a guy, late teens: Never!
    1.95%
    I'm a guy, late teens: If exceptional, yes. Otherwise, no.
    6.83%
    I'm a guy, late teens: Sure!
    7.80%
    I'm a guy, late teens: An advanatage!
    0.98%
    I'm guy, early 20s: Never!
    1.46%
    I'm a guy, early 20s: If exceptional, yes. Otherwise, no.
    6.34%
    I'm a guy, early 20s: Sure!
    14.63%
    I'm a guy, early 20s: An advanatage!
    3.41%
    I'm girl, late teens: Never!
    1.95%
    I'm a girl, late teens: If exceptional, yes. Otherwise, no.
    11.22%
    I'm a girl, late teens: Sure!
    12.68%
    I'm a girl, late teens: An advanatage!
    2.93%
    I'm a girl, early 20s: Never!
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    I'm a girl, early 20s: If exceptional, yes. Otherwise, no.
    4.88%
    I'm a girl, early 20s: Sure!
    15.61%
    I'm a girl, early 20s: An advanatage!
    7.32%

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    I'm 24 and about 10 months ago I just came out of a relationship with an 18 year old. People made jokes but for the both of us we were happy and learnt a lot from each other. Our initial hook up, subsequent relationship and break up was about as healthy as you'll get. We are currently still friends so from a societal point of view I don't care. It's your relationship so only you need to be okay with it.
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    24 isn't late 20s... 27 onwards is.
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    I'm 18 (19 next month) and going with someone who is 28, so.. yes. Age is just a number and all that.
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    I'm 21 and I would date a guy in his late 20's, it all just depends on the chemistry you have with that other person
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    (Original post by Uni Kid)
    I'm 24 and hope to do a PhD at university in a year or two. But I do worry that my social life will somewhat suck on the ladies front! Yes, they'll be other postgrads, but I've always enjoyed socialising with undergrads as they tend to have more fun. :P I'm not especially into girls in their late teens, but I don't really like the idea of barriers. So, would you date a guy/girl in their late 20s? Only in exceptional circumstances? (and despite my tone, I am not actually talking about sex/**** buddies here - more genuine dating)
    How are people actually going to know your age?
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    At 18-19 have dated people within the 22-27 year range.
    I would probably currently target 23-25 year olds preferably, but if I got on really well with someone slightly older or younger I wouldn't say no.
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    (Original post by Somethingundecided)
    24 isn't late 20s... 27 onwards is.
    Yes, but if I did a PhD (in a year or twos time) which lasts for 3-4 years, then I would be in my late 20s.
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    (Original post by effofex)
    How are people actually going to know your age?
    They might ask, especially if dating.
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    I'm 19. I'd probably date someone up to the age of about 25, I'm quite mature and usually people guess that I'm about 24 so I do generally end up with men who are a good few years older.
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    Of course I would! I'm 21 and my boyfriend is 27 . Guys in their early 20s tend to be quite immature, so I've always looked for guys older than me.
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    (Original post by Uni Kid)
    I'm 24 and hope to do a PhD at university in a year or two. But I do worry that my social life will somewhat suck on the ladies front! Yes, they'll be other postgrads, but I've always enjoyed socialising with undergrads as they tend to have more fun. :P I'm not especially into girls in their late teens, but I don't really like the idea of barriers. So, would you date a guy/girl in their late 20s? Only in exceptional circumstances? (and despite my tone, I am not actually talking about sex/**** buddies here - more genuine dating)
    You have a few years until then anyway so there really isn't any point even thinking/worrying about that right now.
    Anyway, what could anyone on here say to make you change your mind on how you would act?


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    I'm 29 and have dated 19/20 year olds and safe to say I wouldn't do that again, it felt like I was talking to a brick wall all night long.
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    I would, happily. I'm 19, bf now is 23. I could see myself dating anyone up to early 30s to be completely honest, as long as we got on well and weren't in totally different places lifestyle-wise. You're fine.
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    I have always taken a rather carefree view to this sort of thing. I will be 87 this year and have had many mating partners in my time, some of which were over 40 years my junior. Also I am a Galapagos Tortoise.
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    (Original post by CD2112)
    I have always taken a rather carefree view to this sort of thing. I will be 87 this year and have had many mating partners in my time, some of which were over 40 years my junior. Also I am a Galapagos Tortoise.
    The lulz is strong in this one
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    Yep.

    I'm 22, and my boyfriend is 33. We started seeing each other when I was 18 and he was 29.
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    Yes.

    I'm 20 and recently stopped dating a 27 year old.

    My typical age range seems to be 23-28 anyway.
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    (Original post by Lala_1234)
    You have a few years until then anyway so there really isn't any point even thinking/worrying about that right now.
    Anyway, what could anyone on here say to make you change your mind on how you would act?


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    Well the poll results (even if not scientific) has cheered me up. Yes, it may be a while, but I am still interested. I like polls and relationship psyhcology anyway, so it's all good.
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    I met my boyfriend when I was 17 and he was 29, we're both still happy two years later. I have always got on better with people older than me so it wasn't really a surprise.
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    I'm 22 and my boyfriend is 28 (almost 29) and I've been with him since I was 18. The age gap has never been a problem.
 
 
 
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