LAURA'S LOVE LIFE ADVICE: Be Cautious If You're Dating A Younger Guy Like Selena Is Doing With Justin Bieber!

Mon, January 3, 2011 12:12pm EDT by 8 Comments

Selena Gomez is definitely dating the Biebster, while Sandra Bullock may be hooking up with newly single stud Ryan Reynolds. But should YOU date down in age?

There seems to be a hot new dating trend in Hollywood these days. Independent gals like Sandra Bullock and Selena Gomez are reportedly dating much younger guys Ryan Reynolds and Justin Bieber, respectively. Although it’s completely empowering, are these ladies making smart decisions by dating down in age?

Here’s the thing: age DOES make a difference. However, the older you get, it makes much less of a difference. Sandra and Ryan have much more of a shot at working out than Justin and Selena do — and here’s why.

Although there is a twelve-year difference between Sandra, 46, and Ryan, 34, they’re both adults. They’ve both been through messy splits (Sandra ended it with hubby Jesse James last year after he was caught cheating while Ryan just filed divorce papers separating himself from Scarlett Johansson on December 23) and wouldn’t be hasty about rushing into a relationship that wasn’t right. They are older, wiser and have made their mistakes. The two clearly have a lot in common, get along like a house on fire and are one another’s best friends; heir relationship has a solid foundation based on mutual respect and affection.

Justin and Selena, however, have less of a shot of making it work — and that’s because of their age. At 18, she shouldn’t be dating a 16-year-old boy. Women mature faster than men naturally, and by dating a high-school age kid, Selena is going to have to BE the adult in the relationship. This is a case of puppy love lust at best.

Sadly, ladies, if you’re dating a younger guy, you’re USUALLY going to have to deal with playing the adult. In my experience, most of them mature when they’re well into their 30′s. There are exceptions to every rule, of course, but it’s best to go into your dating experience with both eyes open, so to speak.

True, age is nothing but a number — but when you’re dating down in age that number COUNTS. Have you ever dated a younger guy, HollywoodLifers? Did it work out? Share your story below!

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JustAthought

Posted at 9:47 PM on February 7, 2012  

Im a teen and as a girl it is very degrading to date someone younger than you it feels like your dating a younger brother which is pretty gross. Yeah some people keep yacking true ove blah blah but they are to young to really kno wat true love is they dont have much experience i think that they should let it wait and maybe come back when they truly have experience and are sure that this is truly their choice. I dont hate bieber he doesnt look bad but even if its for publicity it would be better if they both split because selna loses alot of fans who dont like bieber.

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Alison

Posted at 2:20 PM on June 7, 2011  

An 18 year old dating a 16 year old is not a big deal at all, especially considering i’m sure he’s had to grow up fairly quickly due to his lifestyle.

I have friends who are 21 and are dating 17 or 18 year-olds and they have perfectly healthy relationships. It all depends on maturity levels!

Age in just a number in most cases :)

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Jenifer

Posted at 1:55 PM on January 5, 2011  

Selena Gomez Is Just Taking advantage of Fame Justin.

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kameelah

Posted at 1:09 AM on April 20, 2011  

Your just jealous of them immature little girl.

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SamL

Posted at 6:05 PM on January 4, 2011  

There are not dating “younger” people dating young people would be if I a man was 65 years old and he would be dating an 18 year old girl.I am happy for Ryan and Sandra there age is appropiate for dating they only out run each other in a few years its not like shes an old woman and he is a young boy in his 20s.There mature grown ups, If it works out I have to say they make a very good couple!.If it does not work o well i think Sandra Bullock is a beautiful person with a great personality and she will not have problems finding another man.Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber good for them they are a good couple too.Although I still think Selena is a little young to be dating same for Justin “everything in its time” Its not good to start dating at a young age there are a lot of other activities one can do when one is young instead of dating like hanging out with friends,sports,hobbies,etc.But apart from that I have too say neither of those couples are cougars I think the writer went a bit to far honestly.

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maha

Posted at 1:18 PM on January 3, 2011  

hello im maha i live in the espain i look four you . fenkiu at teh went to madrid vay.

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yes

Posted at 12:22 PM on January 3, 2011  

selena wants the publicity. pedophile.

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roxxiecharmez

Posted at 9:05 PM on March 2, 2011  

haha

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