As a patron of online dating and hookup sites (AOL, Adam4Adam, CL etc) Ive noticed that older people RARELY are looking for people their own age. Most often, they seek "younger" and stress they only want "hot". Is it my imagination, or is this some mid-life crisis thing like buying a sporty red convertible when you become a senior citizen ???? Personally, I dont have an age requirement BUT prefer people my own age as I would think our life experience would be more compatible. Of course, young and hot is great to look at and fun to play with, but even if i got one of those, how long could i keep it ???? Is it a symbol of aging to want to hookup with "younger" or is it simply an "EGO" thing ? What is YOUR preference? (people close to your age, or ones much different in age, either older or younger and WHY?).