I've just turned 47. I might date a man as young as 45 if he were an exceptional person.
When I was about your age Marina, I dated 12 years younger.
I think it's interesting, Marina, that you would only date a guy 2 yrs younger but 10-12 yrs older.
I'm with you about the retired guys. I'm 57, and officially on my OLD profile I say I'm looking for someone 52 - 62. I'm not going to be retiring any time soon, so a guy that's already in that phase of life isn't appealing, but of course there could be exceptions. And yes, many older men (and women too) have really let themselves go: the big beer belly, out of fashion, and just grizzled looking. But I'd really just like someone my age. This doesn't stop the 70 year olds from contacting me, of course. I do hear from younger guys occassionally. But I'd rather be able to share the same cultural things with a man--we grew up to the same music and history for instance.
Is it odd that old men have never contacted me?
When my great-grandpa was 71, I was 9.
That's unusual. I guess you just look so young in your photos that they figure they don't have a chance!