In general, in the marriages that I know of, the husband is usually a few years older than the wife. Granted, we're all aware of exceptions to this rule, but by and large this seems to be the case. Reasons for this vary, but include the additional length of time it takes for guys to become financially stable and the additional amount of time it takes for guys to mature. Once these guys reach that point, usually age 23-26, they start looking at the 19-21 year olds. I have to admit that I find the typical (yes, there are occasional exceptions) 19 year old that I get set up with to be about as dull as dishwater. They have limited life experience, very few original thoughts, and an immaturity bordering on the puerile. It's something of a relief when I get set up with someone slightly older who is capable of carrying on a conversation. But then there are the occasional suggestions where the girl is a year or two older than me. I have to admit an instinctive discomfort at these suggestions, but recently I've been reconsidering this.
People I've spoken to seem to have fairly strong views on the subject, one way or the other. I'm curious what my readers think about it. Guys, would/do you date older? Girls, would/do you date younger? Why? Why not?