Gen-Z icon Billie Eilish openly dating a male Millennial

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What's your take?
I'm cool with this 24%  24%  [ 6 ]
I'd prefer she date a man closer to her age 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
I'd prefer she date a woman 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I don't care 56%  56%  [ 14 ]
Who's Billie Eilish? 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 25

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21 Oct 2022, 7:26 am

Whether or not you're one of her fans, what's your take on this? Are celebrities judged differently from the rest of us?


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21 Oct 2022, 7:59 am

This sort of thing happened frequently in the old days.....and it's happening now. Big deal.

My Baby Boomer stepmother married my Silent Generation father. No eyebrows were raised. She was 25 years younger than he was.



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21 Oct 2022, 8:03 am

theres what a 9 year gap? Gasp! where will it end? (sarcasm)



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21 Oct 2022, 9:46 am

DanielW wrote:
theres what a 9 year gap? Gasp! where will it end? (sarcasm)

It's an 11(! !!) year gap.


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21 Oct 2022, 10:12 am

Typically with an age gap between an older man and younger woman, there's a concern about abuse of power. But Billie has money, fame, connection and power. I'd argue she has more power than he does.



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21 Oct 2022, 11:10 am

11? OMG! somebody call the police and have them both arrested due to all the laws they have broken (still sarcasm)



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21 Oct 2022, 2:26 pm

Who cares? Just a bunch of privileged normies.



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21 Oct 2022, 2:41 pm

My grandparents had that age gap, my sister had a 20 something age gap (but he was controlling) personally you can date who you want as it doesn't really effect me. I mean a lot of my friends are dating guys 10 years younger than them. As long as it makes them happy at the end of the day.



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21 Oct 2022, 4:31 pm

Am a millennial and my gf is gen z. We got negative reactions fir it at first but I find this movement to be contradictory because it seems it's the more progressive types pushing it, yet they are all for being open minded to interracial dating or LGBTQ+ dating, but are judgemental it seems, when it comes to age gap dating.



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21 Oct 2022, 4:56 pm

I voted "Who's Billie Eilish?".

As for age gaps, my take is, if it happens it happens. I think it's cringe to intentionally seek it though, for the sake of the age gap.


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21 Oct 2022, 5:46 pm

They won't likely stay together anyway. Most "Hollywood" relationships don't last. Even if it does, its really no one else's business...is it?



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21 Oct 2022, 6:30 pm

I don't know of any "progressive" types who are really against "age-gap" dating.

I have more of a problem with reactionaries than I do with progressives.

Most sensible people are aware that this was rather common in previous generations-----and that many happy couples were formed by people with a decent age-difference.

The French people aren't stupid. They realize that President Macron is a really happy camper with his much older wife.



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21 Oct 2022, 6:41 pm

Tell this to Hugh Hefner if he was still around.



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21 Oct 2022, 6:44 pm

Billie Eilish... One of my ex's was watching this awful movie one night while passed out on the couch. The credits came on and a song started playing. That got my attention. I had to find out what that song was and who the artist was. The song was great. Turns out it was Billie Eilish. I'm not familiar with all of all of her stuff, but I like what I've heard. I have a hard time finding 'new' music I like, but I do like her stuff. I should probably listen to more one of these days...

As for who she is or isn't dating...why should I care? It's not like I know either of them. It's not really any of my business. But as for age gaps in general, I have no issue with that at all. So long as both people are happy (and legal adults) that's all that matters to me. If it works, it works.



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21 Oct 2022, 6:49 pm

Hefner is not with us any longer.

If I wasn't married, I would certainly go for a woman, say, in her late 40s. I'm 61.



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21 Oct 2022, 7:03 pm

I never heard any of these terms "Gen X, Millennial, Boomer, etc." until I joined WP.
I wish people would stop categorising others with prejudice about their age / personality.
Enough with putting people in boxes.

Also who gives a carp how old someone's partner is?