I would really be very careful. The problem is, you are still young and sometimes older guys can see that as a way to manipulate you and get what they want. Sorry but it does happen. Not all guys are like that, but you just have to be careful. Get to know this person first and find out what they want from you.
If it's just sex, then walk away if that's not what you want.
27 - 18 = 9 years of age gap... hmmmmmmm... well see... i read it in a magazine by a dating coach... age gaps... 1-5 = perfectly normal, 6-10 = it can work... but requires a bit more effort 11-15 = a lot of hard work see u fall in 6-10... then things can work out but u have to put in effort... if ur happy thats it...
Relationships between late 20-somethings and teenagers can be ok but most guys that age who date teenagers are immature. It really depends on how he treats you. He should not rush you into sex, and you should in no way think about marrying anyone until you are at least 21.
Question is.. do YOU feel weird or that you're committing a sin by going out with a guy 9 years older to you? If yes, what are you gonna do about it? What do you WANT to do?
My parents' age gap is 11 years. But that's arranged marriage. You need to ask yourself how comfortable you are, not be swayed by other people's judgements. The world isn't dating that guy for you. YOU are.
If a man is older than you and interested in you romantically, then ask yourself why no woman his own age wants him.
I've found that asking that question of myself and discovering that I know the answer or that he'll tell me why he isn't with someone older is very enlightening. Some older guys like younger girls for sexual reasons. Beyond that, if you're comfortable, then nothing is wrong.
Im 19 in a relationship with a 29 yr old man although i hesitated at first because its uncommon, we are both really happy and dont care about age at all. If you are sure he is a trustable man with good intentions and that the age gap is not really felt between you then why not? just because society says its not appropriate doesn't mean it is. ofc be cautious before stepping into that :)