So I'm almost 18, and thinking of dating or hooking up with my 25 year old guy friend. He's been flirting with me for a few weeks now, and I really like him. I'm not sure how we would work with the age gap though. Is an 8 year age gap accaptable?
Most Helpful Guy
I suppose it could be. However, since he is at least 21 years of age, he can go to bars but you can't. I don't know if he's weak against temptation, but if he is, you may have trouble with him. Maybe wait until you turn 21 also?0
Most Helpful Girl
I'm close to your age, and I was talking to a 22 year old for a while (I know, a bit gross). It seems great and exciting to have an older boyfriend, but it honestly sucks. There's so much that they've gone through that you haven't--namely, college. He's out of college and has a real job (hopefully). He has a lot more knowledge than you, is that much more mature than you. You can never have a conversation without feeling just a little bit stupid, no matter how smart you are. It begins to feel like you're a child being taught things instead of a couple learning together. Keep him as a friend, and if it's meant to be, try it out later. But for now try to stick to boys who have the same experience as you, it'll be much more fulfilling for you both.2