By Mallory McDonald

In recent celebrity news, Jennifer Lopez has decided to speak about dating younger men. According to UsMagazine.comshe says she got “labeled right away” after dating younger men. She shared with Ellen on The Ellen Show some insight on the topic, saying, “OK, first of all, stop. I don’t date younger men,” Lopez, 47, told host Ellen DeGeneres. “It’s not like you have to be younger, it’s not about that. I just meet people and if I go out with them, I go out with them, and if I like them, I like them and if I don’t, I don’t. It’s just about the person. It’s about who they are, it has nothing to do with age. I dated Beau [Casper Smart] and he was younger and that was the first guy I ever dated younger than me and then I got labeled right away,” she continued. “If they’re older, they’re older. If they’re younger, they’re younger. It doesn’t matter. It’s whether or not I’m attracted to them or not, attracted to their spirit, their soul, whatever their energy is.”

This celebrity news has us respecting J. Lo even more. What are some ways to approach age when it comes to dating?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Dating someone older or younger comes with certain stereotypes and difficulties. But with this relationship advice, you can conquer any age-related issues:

1. Common interests: If you have been hanging out with someone who is older or younger and you’re worried about age, ask yourself if can you see a future with the person. Do you both have enough common interests to withstand a relationship? If so, you shouldn’t let age affect you.

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2. Maturity: Making sure that you and your significant other are in the same place in your life and want the same things in a relationship is important. Just make sure that you are on the same maturity level or it may not work out.

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3. Listen to your heart: It may seem corny, but when it comes to worrying about their age, you need to go with your heart and your gut. If you are really enjoying getting to know this person and feel a connection, you shouldn’t let age get in the way.

How did you handle dating someone who had a different age then you? Comment below!