Maturity and readiness for marriage are not considerations in the decision to date.Instead, couples usually date with the selfish goals of having fun and enjoying romantic attachments.
Will women feel better about dating younger men as we chip away at the convention that it’s men who have to be the providers, and women the nurturers?
(Personally I have fewer qualms about dating a younger man than I do about a guy who makes significantly less money than I do — though I think that would be more of an obstacle than a dealbreaker.) Of course, biologically, men have it easier when it comes to dating younger women.
The dating couple is merely attracted to one another in some way and often pursues an exclusive relationship that is independent of others’ influence or counsel.
Since the boundaries of the relationship are self-determined, the couple may easily succumb to temptation and fail to consider their responsibility to honor each other in purity and genuine love.
If she gets with a guy her age, they’re on a time crunch.
If she gets with a younger guy, the time crunch is still on — providing he’s even ready or interested in having kids at all.
Previously, we’ve written about the “Dating Age Range Formula” – more wives’ tale than scientific theory.
You take your age, subtract 7, and multiply that by two to get the oldest age you should date, and do the inverse to get the youngest.
In contrast, courtship is undertaken only when both parties are prepared to make a commitment to marriage.