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Do You Have Friends of Different Ages?

We've discussed how old is too old when it comes to dating someone of a different age. Many of you seemed to think that at some point, a wide age gap can cross the line into creepy territory in the case of romantic relationships. But what about friendship — does age matter?

I've found that it doesn't. While our life experiences might differ, I really get along with people of different ages. In fact, the variety in experiences helps me open up and see things from a different perspective.

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dani17731 dani17731 8 years
We are in the same boat, Chrstne. I am the youngest at my job (23) and everyone is older. The next oldest is in her early 30s. But I've worked with them since I was 14, so we're more like family than friends. They're great.
luna08 luna08 8 years
Yes! I'm 30 and one of my best friends is in her late 40's. She's kind of like an older sister to me. Of course, she and her husband are very youthful, she looks and acts like she's in her late 30's even though she's a grand mother. It's all a state of mind! ;)
dianadilettante dianadilettante 8 years
I agree with #9. I usually go to older people when I need advice, as they have gone through more, and know what to say, and when to say them. I think the furthest age gap I have with any of my friends are, what? 6 years? That's kinda small, compared to what you guys have posted.
Texasred45 Texasred45 8 years
I have friends older and younger; I've dated women 15 years older (that they admitted to...) and 20 years younger, and got along very well with all. Or rather, our differences were not a result of our age differences.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
I have a lot of friends different ages. I have two younger close friends 30 and 28, and others who are older, one is 48 and another who is 50. I am 44 right in the middle. I have a few friends my age as well. Sometimes the common glue with these friends is they are designers or artists. So I wind up giving a lot of advice to the younger ones and then ask up to the older friends. Its really nice. I like all ages and like someone said above its a number only. Although there has been times when I feel left out of the younger social circles at work. It makes me feel sad a little. Like I'm discounted as no fun or something. Maybe they feel uncomfortable around me since I'm older like a parent to them. Its not true though. I would welcome a game of pool or darts and a beer just like anyone else.
roseate roseate 8 years
I only have friends around my age, but I think once I get into my late 20s and 30s, I'll feel more comfortable being friends with someone much older than myself. I usually consider older people mentors, rather than friends.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I agree with the sentiment here age is just a number. It's the person you're friends with not the age. If you click. I'll be 39 next month and I have three groups of friends 21-25, 35-45 and 60+ and they all bring something different to my life. With the younger crowd I like to go clubbing and hang out all night. With my age group I enjoy entertaining at home, hiking and talking about our careers and with the elders I just like talking about anything and listen to their wisdom in reply.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Absolutely! A lot of my co-workers who are such good friends of mine are all older than me. I am the youngest one at my work, which is kind of sad. Everyone is about 10 years older, and even more. There is this one friend of mine who is in her 60's, and she is amazing. I have friends my age as well. As for younger? My boyfriend is about 2 years younger, but other than that, not really. The kids I teach...I try to act more like a friend or someone they can confide in, someone who is fun or friendly. If I hung out with kids their age, it would come off as totally inappropriate, just because I am in a position of authority. If I wasn't teaching, I am sure I could reasonably be friends with someone 5 years younger.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Yes. But, I must admit they are no younger than 25, though.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
oh hells yes a good friend of mine is 12 years older than me and she's the best person for advice
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
I have good friends ranging from 18-60s. They're awesome as they provide me with different perspectives in life, the older ones also give really good advice when asked. :)
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I have friends ranging from 23 to 55. I'm 29. Age is just a number. What matters is how you feel and where your mind is.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
up until this year i only had one friend who was more than a couple of years older than me, about 8 years. but now that i am in college i am friends with quite a few people who are in their late 20's, or 30's
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