There's this girl I kinda sorta like but she's quite a bit younger than me. I don't really even know why I like her really but I guess I wouldn't mind trying to date her. Is there anything wrong with that or weird about a 22 year old guy dating an 18 year old girl?
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No, but I will say this. I've done this myself (literally the same exact ages) and it didn't turn out well. Did it twice in a row. One I was 22 she was 18, the next girl, I was was 23 and she was 19. Both times the maturity gap eventually reared its ugly head and broke the relationship apart.
I felt like I was dating high school girls when I was about to gradate college. No to mention it forced me to always pick between her or my friends because she couldn't attend the bars with us nor could they even come to my bands shows since we usually play venues that are 21 and up.
Obviously some girls are an exception to this but I've decided to forgo the risk and just avoid dating younger girls altogether. Quite frankly even girls in their early 20's I personally believe don't usually have their sh*t together. But I'm 24 and I'm not about to date 30 year olds. I cut it off at 21. Either way, the gap between about 18 and 26 is a strange time for dating, especially now with the female mentality changing as well s their priority list. It's an age range were many people, especially women don't really know what they want or what they should want. Maybe part of them is ready to settle down, but social pressure is also telling them to be single. Maybe they aren't sure if they have time for a relationship with their career being in its infancy, even though the other part of them wants one. There is a lot of uncertainty that goes on internally during that age range that can destroy relationships. This is especially an issue with women because they've now been given more options for their lives (so to speak) than they had in the past. Now a girl has to decide what direction she wants to take with her life and that age range is where the fork in the road is. For men, our timeline is pretty much already written and has been for some time. So its bit easier for us to know exactly what it is we should be focusing on at any given age. For women, this is uncharted territory and many are still lost at sea.
If you like the girl and she seems mature enough for you, go for it. All I can say is good luck. Hopefully you'll have more luck with the younger girls than I have.0