Dating Tip of the Week: 4 reasons not to date someone younger

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Be honest. You’re always trying to go as young as possible in dating. If you’re 52, like me, you really don’t want to date someone who is 52. (Sorry to those who are offended.) No, 42 is much better – and 32 better still. But when you try to drop too far down, you’re courting disaster. A MensXP article lists four possible bad outcomes:

  1. The young hottie may be after your money – and not you.
  2. The generation gap will make it hard to find common interests.
  3. She may have emotional issues “that older women have outgrown,” the article says.
  4. You won’t recapture your youth by dating a much younger woman. If this is your goal, you’ll only be disappointed.

Love can conquer all – including a huge age difference. But be realistic. Your dream relationship could turn into your worst nightmare.

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Ed Housewright is the chief cook and bottle washer at Single Dad House. After three decades as a newspaper reporter, he’s trying to adapt to the social media world. He’s matrimonially challenged with two divorces under his belt and is trying to do a better job at raising his 12-year-old son, Connor. Follow Ed on Twitter: @singledadhouse.