For as long as I can remember I've been more attracted to older men. I'm not talking two or so years, I mean anywhere between five to ten years older than myself ( I am 16). My family has always made me feel a little bad about it, but I've overlooked age because I am very mature and I feel as though I need a man who is on the same level as I am intellectually. Is this a negative outlook?
Guys, would you even take a second look at a girl younger than you?
Is age really that big of a deal?
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Look, you're still really young and don't realize how much life experience actually matters. Say what you want, but you'll understand just how painfully true it is in about fifteen years. This is why your family doesn't want you to date a guy that much older, they fear he's going to take advantage of your youthful naïveté (which is honestly far less common than people tend to think).
That being SAID - That doesn't mean you can't RELATE to a man who's much older than you, and there are definite perks to dating an older guy. He's usually established, he's got his life in order, job, housing, vehicle, etc. He's less interested in partying and sleeping around (read: LESS interested in using you for sex than a guy your own age would be, or the exact opposite of what your family fears) and he knows better how to treat a woman, both in and out of the bedroom. They're more physically mature, as well as emotionally, and more confident in life and less awkward in... pretty much everything.
So it's pretty understandable why you're attracted to older guys.
I wouldn't have dated a sixteen year old girl when I was twenty-five, but I'm currently in a relationship with a twenty-five year old girl (I'm 34) .0