What is the appropriate age for dating

So the ripe old age of 14 -- the age when you still have pimples, are as insecure as can be and are unlikely to get anything more than a kiss from a woman your own age -- is the only time when you can enjoy dating a woman your own age? Add seven to that, so you can date a 12-year-old -- an older woman"?

But your child’s age isn’t the biggest factor to consider when deciding whether he’s ready to pursue a romantic relationship. For example, how does he handle his responsibilities? This is important to keep in mind for several reasons: Rather than targeting a specific age for dating, use this precious time to help your child work on his social skills. Talk through examples such as whether to lean in for a kiss now or to wait.

If your child has learning and attention issues, there may be as much as a three-year discrepancy between his chronological age and his social and emotional maturity.

Now you're dating someone 11 years younger than you. Wow, at 70, the 42-year-olds are probably some of your daughter's friends from high school who grew up hanging out at your house and who have now gone through divorces. When women date younger men, they are called "cougars," and people say they are messing around with younger guys.

Your friends are going to be really impressed that you can date a younger woman. She's been around the block a bit, but she's still not a luscious, incredible woman over the age of 30 yet. So at 46, you finally get to have incredible sex with a beautiful, mature woman -- but you have to wait 46 years to do it, according to this urban legend. That makes sense, considering the fact that an 18-year age difference is something to which you should really be accustomed. So finally, after all these years, you can actually date the kids you knew when they were kids. That's exactly what women are looking for at that age. Here they are, still looking great, young and fantastic, and there you are with your skin sagging everywhere. There is a negative connotation to a woman dating a younger man. Maybe try dating people who are within seven years of your age -- on either side.

When you're 25, you can date a 19-and-a-half-year-old.

Last modified 30-Sep-2016 19:33