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Age is just a number
Maybe the youngsters are right.
As a dating and relationship coach is who is also single, I’m walking my talk – and using online dating services to meet people since I live in a non-bustling area along the Jersey coastline. Even though my search criteria states that I’m looking for a relationship with someone between a certain age range, I consistently get email queries from young men who are way, way below that range. Many of them like to use the line: Age is just a number. And maybe they’re right (to a certain extent – I’m also well aware of the cougar principle).
On top of that, I’m organizing a speed dating event with a colleague and we’ve grouped people into particular age ranges. I routinely get queries from people (men AND women) who are concerned about being confined to only meeting people in their age range, stating “I’m much younger than my physical age.”
There seems to be some validity there — and maybe this is an opportunity to revolutionize the whole matchmaking process! After all, we can get tested to determine our true physical age (i.e., going for a cardiology work up to be told you have the heart of a 30 year old – when you are in your mid-40s) … Lumosity offers a free “brain grade” test … and now there is a way to test your MENTAL age. (This age bias also says a lot about people’s fear and contempt of “old age” but that will be another topic for another day.)
So while I do not foresee me dating someone in their 20s, this puts a whole new slant on my screening process. Maybe it will shake yours up, too — so take the tests and let’s start a whole new way of looking for love!! (And feel free to share your results with me – I’d love to hear what your scores are.)
Meanwhile ~ let’s cut to a commercial:
If you’re single and looking, consider these following venues to meet people of like minds:
> A shout out to the site dedicated to Zen Culture and to which I’m a contributing expert: OmSingles.com
> A shout out to the site dedicated to Healthy, Cruelty Free Culture, to which I will soon become a contributing expert: Veggiedate.org
> And a final shout out to the Empowered Mini-Dating & Mingling event dedicated to the Intelligent Culture (which I’m organizing): For the guys … and here for the girls.