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Pulse Poll Will you date someone your mother’s age?

Do you think it's right to date someone your mother’s age? Here are some interesting views from some ladies.

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This week, I asked a number of women if they would date a man who is closer to their mother’s age than he is to theirs. I received some pretty interesting responses. These answers could come in handy if there is an older guy somewhere on your suitor list!


Naa Ayele – I am a 100% sure I won’t date a man twenty years older than me; it doesn’t matter the attractive packaging he comes in, it’s not gonna happen. I don’t see myself having a relationship of equals with him; I will always feel like his daughter and he my dad. How do I challenge his choices if I always look at him like a father figure? My age mate is fine by me, thank you very much. I can always tell a man my age to go to hell.


Dzidzor – Date a man my mother’s age? That isn’t happening because of one major reason: old people die. I know that anyone can die, but the chances of an older dude dying is higher than that of a younger man. Even if he lives for another fifteen years, our kids will still be mere teenagers by the time he dies. I grew up without a dad so I wouldn’t want to do that to my kids.


Trisha – Most of the people I have dated have been older, so dating someone my mother’s age won’t be a new thing at all. As a matter of fact, I prefer such men to younger dudes. Men my age have no ambition; they just sit around hoping that their ‘big break’ will fall upon them from the skies. An older man on the other hand, knows a great deal about responsibility and taking care of his woman. I will choose an older guy any day.


Maxine – I wouldn’t date a guy my mother’s age because that will be giving my friends the perfect opportunity to mock me for the rest of my life. I couldn’t stand the constant jokes about wrinkles and oldies. I don’t care if he is the one; I’d rather be lonely than be at the butt of people’s mean jokes. Also, I don’t think I can deal with the “are you sure that isn’t her dad” questions.


Sena –Age is really just a number. If someone makes me happy, why should his age matter at all? I am the one going to live with him; so what other people think is their problems. As long as he loves me ad treats me right, I’ll be an old man’s wife any day.

By Dede Williams

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