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Discussion related to living as a Catholic in the single state of life. As long as a topic is being discussed from the perspective of a single Catholic then it will be on-topic.

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Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Paul-1049651 said: Mary Astor can play you in the movie, Peter Lorre can play me, and it'll be called "The Maltese Carrot"
Sound like we have a black widow. laughing
Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Linda-624584 said: Aren't both these actors dead? Couldn't you ind someone a little more lively for our roles?
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. G.K. Chesterton
Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Paul-1049651 said: Makes for early nights and cheaper bus fares!
But to find a chaperone...

Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Jerry-74383 said: (50-7)x2 = 86

Lynda is banned (94-86)x for faulty arithmetic.


Jerry is banned for spelling my name wrong. Guess we both have issues. laughing laughing
Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Paul-1049651 said: Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. G.K. Chesterton
Say what? I was just looking for a date with a guy younger than 106. laughing laughing rolling eyes
Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Charles-976166 said: Sound like we have a black widow.
I haven't mated and kill a man yet. Honest, my husband died of natural causes. laughing laughing muted
Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Linda-624584 said: Say what? I was just looking for a date with a guy younger than 106.
whoa must be hanging out at the most peaceful place ...............
Jul 16th 2014 new
Paul is bringing up a well known situation, which is the famous, rich and powerful with much younger spouses. For example, Alan Greenspan is married to an NBC reporter twenty years younger than he is. Donald Trump is married to a model 24 years younger than he is. Joan Collins' husband is 32 years younger than he is.

Whether either party to these December-May marriages is showing good judgement is a separate question. ;-) Certainly some of these people have been married several times. Joan Collins is on her fifth husband.

I have been toying with writing about marriage from the standpoint of an economist (which I am not). The idea is that everybody has a "market value" not necessarily in terms of money, but in terms of youth and attractiveness, and yes, wealth. If you approach someone who is much younger or more attractive than you are, you are not likely to be successful. Certainly we hear women complain that the men who contact them are ten or fifteen or even twenty years older than they are.

Those of you who think that social study statistics are fascinating may want to look at this page. OK cupid compiled some very interesting statistics relative to who people contact, in terms of age.

thesocietypages.org

I had a personal reminder of the dating market situation. I teach the homeless, and occasionally I am befriended by one of them. One man said that his homelessness resulted from a kind of crazy lady he was with. I suggested that he look for a better class of women. He pointed out that women with anything going for them are not going to be interested in someone without money. From his standpoint, his lack of money meant that he was stuck with bottom of the barrel women, including crazy women.

Is any of this fair, just, or reasonable? Of course not, but that does not mean that it is not happening.

Richard



Jul 16th 2014 new

1. I don't think it matters.

2. My parents were 20 years apart, my in-laws 16. Late husband was 11 years older than I.

3. The vast majority of my male friends on CM are younger than I am, most of them are 10+ years younger. We get along fine.

Jul 16th 2014 new
(quote) Connie-17641 said: as the title suggests, I'm curious about your feelings on the subject of dating older, younger or the same age as yourself.
Past:
when I started dating, I looked for guys my own age although that mindset wasn't set in gold. I dated a guy who was 3 years older than me when I was 17. The next one was 2 years older then the last was my age. I ended up marrying the guy who was my age.
after the divorce:
I dated men my age and one 8 years younger. I got along well with the 8 year younger guy even though our tastes in music were varied among other interests. I dated him for as long as I was married, 7 1/2 years.
Present:
On Cm my age range goes from ages 58 to 62...that is not set in gold either. My theory is when dating you should at least have some things in common.
what are your feelings on this subject? I'm interested in learning how others here feel toward the dating range.
thank you in advance for participating!




I would actually consider dating someone up to 10 years younger to 10 years older. Younger because the truth is I think once you reach 40, the difference between 40 and 50 is not that noticeable. Much older than 60 and it gets awkward because my parents are just 69 yrs old. I was born to them when they were just barely 19 years old. So it would seem strange to date someone 15 years my senior because then they would be more like contemporaries with my dad and that just seems, well, awkward.
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