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Subject:  Re: Age is just a number? Date:  10/12/2012  8:29 AM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  4692 of 5227

17 year old
28 year old
dating, no sex
Discuss. . .

Very late to this discussion (this is one of many boards I check in on sporadically), but thought I'd weigh in from another angle.

My parents were 12 years apart in age, began dating when Mom was 19 and Daddy 31, and had the happiest marriage I've ever observed. Yeah, the 40s were different--marrying an older, established man was more of a goal for young women then.

My parents were from different socio-economic and intelligence levels, had different interests & hobbies, somewhat different ethnic backgrounds. When they started out, it was pretty girl and mentor, kind of like Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller (without the sleaze-). My mother told me recently that the first time she had sex was during their engagement, when she was 21 and he was 33. They must've been very careful