Aside from that scenario, however, is there any reason that a 30-year-old woman can find love with a 37-year old and not a 44-year-old? Knowing that there are men of that age who are in great shape, physically attractive, interesting and successful is there a reason to categorically exclude these men? And while most people aren’t as attractive as these, it is certainly possible to meet someone significantly older who is sexy and attractive. Women in their 50’s will often narrowly restrict their dating range because they have a fear of meeting and falling in love with an older man – and then having to deal with his health issues.

) I just couldn’t imagine him having anything in common with someone who was 100.

With that in mind, I decided to try my hand at an equation by adding a hard cap to to both the upper and lower limit.

So while I think most people are compatible within a smaller age range, I have met numerous couples like Ruth and Boaz that have proven this to be false.

My own parents were 12 years apart, eventually requiring my mother to take care of my father until he died.

The typical reason being, “that’s who I’m more attracted to.” But again, the “sex appeal boundary” gets pushed out further and further as women in their 50’s and 60’s find themselves as public sex symbols. Is it wise for a woman of 55 to consider a relationship with a man who is 65 or 70?

Finally, there’s also the impact of “the marketplace”.

SEE ALSO: How to Handle Flirtation without Being Led On To best determine what God wants for YOU in this (and other) areas, seek HIM.

Only by aligning yourself with the one who created you will you fully be able to understand what He wants for you.

While it’s not perfect (it’s still hard for me to imagine my dad dating someone who is 77) I do think the limits look better with the artificial caps applied.

Again, you can see the original article that this discussed this idea in detail over at Insatiable Hee.

Like it or not, there are ages and individuals who feel that their value in the dating world is so high that they can have success with a very narrow set of criteria.