I Think She’s Too Young For Me. What Do You Think?

Dr. Wendy Walsh
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Reader Question:

I am 67 years old. I lost my wife last year and I am interested in finding another.

However, there is a 38-year-old woman who wants to marry me. I think she is too young for me. She says age is just a number, but I don’t believe that.

What do you think?

-James (Alabama)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear James,

You would consider marrying a woman just because she wants to marry you? Wow. You’re easy.

I say ask yourself what you want in a partner. Do you love her? Are you compatible?

If she is too young for you, move on and date your peers. Single women are available across the lifespan. In fact, single women over 50 far outnumber men, so it’s a great playing field.

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