This poll is inspired by a current forum thread in which a 28-year-old woman is asked out by a 23-year-old man. Before you answer, I’ll share my thoughts: If I were looking for a relationship-relationship (and not just someone to “have fun with”), I personally would not date anyone more than three years younger (and maybe four or five years older) any time before turning 30. Sure, there are rare exceptions, but, in most cases, there’s so much development, experiences, and maturity that happen in one’s 20s that the difference between someone in his or her early-to-mid 20s and someone in his or her late 20s is vast. And I think their goals and what they’re looking for are often very different. (Full disclosure: When I was 21, I dated a 28-year-old and the age difference felt like a big deal. At 29, I started dating Drew, who is also 7 years older, and the age difference has been entirely insignificant). After 30, there’s less difference, and, now at 38 if I were single, I’d probably date as young as 27 or 28 and as old as, I don’t, how old is David Duchovny now — 54, 55? I’d date that old. Anyway, that’s my story. What’s yours?