We prefer older friends, anyone else?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I can’t believe those people are 25. I am not a fan of drama but from the majority of my experiences drama comes not from someone’s age but from the person. I know people in their 50s that are always surrounded by drama because they cause it. They gossip, backstab, lie, and like starting drama for some reason. 

Post # 4
4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The majority of our friends are older.  For example, my husband’s friend/co-worker who is old enough to be his dad, invited us to spend the night in the mountains a couple weekends ago.  He insisted on paying for our room too.  We had a great evening!  It seems like the couples closer to our age are either too busy with their kids (not a bad thing, but we are childless right now, so we can’t relate to what they’re going through) or are too involved in partying still.


Post # 5
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are friends with couples of many ages, some much older and some much younger. A few of the couple’s our age are DRAMA so we try to avoid them. Drama couples exist of all ages, some people just live for the drama at any age. 

Post # 7
47 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I took one of those mental age tests and got 51.

I’m 31.

So that should tell you my answer lol. I just find that there is less drama with people who are A) happily married, B) financially stable, C) parents, and D) anti-drugs/binge drinking. This is usually older people.

Post # 8
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Yes! My BFF is my age, but my husband and I love to socialize with a lady we used to work with and her husband… they are in their 50s.

Post # 9
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yeah, a lot of our friends are older. I’ve always been friends with older people…when I was 18 one of my best friends was a year older than my mom! FI’s not picky about his friends though. He loves everyone.

Post # 10
38 posts

@MichiganGirl24:  For me, it’s never really made a difference about the age of my friends. I had the most protective, sweetest roommate who was 22 and I knew the brattiest woman who was 40+. Just my experience though!

Post # 13
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MichiganGirl24:  Not a LOT older, b/c FI and I are 31 and 33, but I can’t seem to hang out with my SINGLE friends much anymore.  They seem to think that I have unlimited time and money to do things, and don’t understand that I have “someone to answer to” (not that my FI is controlling, but out of courtesy, you should let your SO know when you’re coming and going). 

It’s frustrating, but I feel like I’ve lost a lot in common with people I was once very close with b/c of differences through the years.  We’re boring, we know that, but we’re also trying to build a life for ourselves! 

Post # 14
5222 posts
Bee Keeper

@MichiganGirl24:  We hang out a lot with people our own age ( late 20’s-mid 30’s), but we also have the outliers of older friends here and there. Most of our friends are drama free, so that always helps! I always like leaving a get together feeling refreshed and like I had fun vs being grateful that it is over!

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