Is Age “Just a Number” With Older Women & Younger Men?

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Dating people your own age is old news! Women are dating guys 5-15 years younger than them more than ever these days. I mean look at Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade for crying out loud or even Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina. It may not have ended on the best note, but she did mention that she found herself quite happy while the “entanglement” lasted. Regardless, it’s quite a different experience than dating in your own age group. As if relationships don’t already come with their own set of ups and downs, if you’ve ever dated someone 5 years or more younger than you, you probably experienced some of the best and worst times of your life with that person. I guess it’s truly all about whatever floats your boat, but there are some benefits and downfalls to it either way.