For me, and many other women like me, it all begins with a number. Before agreeing to a set-up, as a follow-up response or even playing a flirtatious game, I always find the answer to the question, “So, how old are you? And if you don't know who the Seavers are from “Growing Pains,” then you don't stand a chance.

As much of our generation is delaying activities like marriage and procreating, we are, in effect, also prolonging its adolescence.

I am a 38 year old female who is dating a 19 year old guy.

I constantly analyze myself and worry that I am going to lose him.

Just look at few messages people put on Twitter about this ish.

Now, there is one silver lining: The girl is legal. He was later acquitted of the charges.) And they’re not holding back.

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America.

She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

You know those girls who refuse to date anyone younger than they are, much less anyone their own age? ) And I obviously have the matching theory as to why to go along with it (naturally, it involves being the younger sister).

They have a specific, thought-out reasoning as to why they're only romantically compatible with guys who are older… Throughout my entire love life — or whatever you want to call what has been 23 years of going through men, some for longer than others — I have never so much as lusted after any guy who is younger than I am. Without going too much into my dating career, the main factor in all of my relationships — significant or otherwise — has always been the man's age.

Everyone thought we were the same age because she looked young.