The Date Doctor Talks About Age & Romance

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If you’re looking for love, then listen up– Jaimy Blazynski, the Date Doctor is here!

Age does matter when it comes to dating and romance, so this week Jaimy is here to share her insight into everything from acceptable age differences in a relationship to why and how you should stay honest and really own your age, no matter what that is.

What is an appropriate age difference between two people?

Jaimy’s rule that works most of the time is half, plus seven.  If you’re 50, then 25+7 (32) is a fine age for a partner on average.  For the “cougars” out there, be aware that your aging process is not always a turnoff.  Young men sometimes like older women, and don’t notice as much that a woman is aging.  However, if a woman complains constantly about her age, and how she looks older than her partner, that insecurity is a major turn off.  If you’re going to date younger guys, own your look and feel great about your aging.

What do you think about lying about their age on their internet profile?

A lot of guys will say “well, I’m 50, and a lot of women search age 40-49, so i want to be found.”  Even if you dial your age back to fit that criteria, you’re going to have another birthday and be in the same situation all over again– You can’t go back and change it.  You don’t want to start any relationship on a lie.  If it’s very important to find a woman in a 38-40 age range, then YOU should search them out and write to them.

Also, it’s important to remember that old pictures are ridiculous, especially if they have a date stamp on them.  It’s a turn off to misrepresent who you are in the present.

Another funny thing with an online profile regarding age– Match.com can sometimes default to a very broad window, so a 40 year old guy will have his profile set at 18-45, and claim it’s the default setting.  That may be the case, but if so– change it!

In short, it’s most important to be HONEST, and OWN YOUR AGE– feel great about it!

For more advice on your love, life and relationships– or for a free tip on your dating profile– check out the Date Doctor’s website at got5minutes.com.

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