But I also know that the age disparity would cause problems in the long term.
Old Wive's Club used to say that if a woman isn't married by age 30, the chances of her getting married drop to almost nothing. Does that even have an analogy today? Is there an age beyond which a woman is no longer desirable?
How about men?
When do you start saying "hey, I'm not a spring chicken anymore" and start lowering your standards on who you'd date? Does it involve blood alcohol level more than age? When does desperation set in?
Do you ever consider that you may spend the rest of your life alone?