I have tended to ponder a bit on twitter recently. Today I was analyzing my attraction set.
My attraction set: A smart, well spoken, self assured, self reliant person. All other points are variable.
My additional dating criteria are a person needs to be no more than 5 yrs older/younger than I am.
My husband is 4 yrs 11 months older than I. In geek terms the age difference between me and my husband shows when we look at Star Wars episode 6, Return of the Jedi. I went to a viewing for my 11th birthday. He took his 1st date at the age of 16.
Why do I have the age criteria? Shouldn’t love transcend age? Well. Perhaps for other people that is ok. In my case I was the product of a relationship with a 26 year age difference. My father was born in 1925 and my mother was born in 1951. While I don’t doubt there have been many wonderful and loving relationships between people with that kind of an age gap, it was very dysfunctional in the case of my parents. So. My reasons for holding to an age range regarding dating are deeply personal.