why is everyone so negative about young girls/boys dating older people. be it a 5 year gap or 25 years they always seem to have a problem with it, why? I mean if the two involved are of legal age, and are happy, then who is to say what is right and what is wrong?
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More than almost anything else, people enjoy judging other people, and something as visible a an age gap in a couple makes for an easy target. It's true that there are real differences in life perspective at different stages of life, and those can affect a relationship, but they're not unresolvable and it's not difficult for emotionally intelligent people to acknowledge them, discuss them, and cope with them. It is also feasible for an older person to take advantage of the innocence of a younger person, but I don't think it's nearly as common as the Gladys Kravats' of the world would have us believe. You'll make some mistakes in life, and you need to accept responsibility for the consequences, but you need to be free to make them. Listen to others, but live your life for yourself and let the judgers worry about themselves.1