what are your opinions on dating older people, be it a small age gap, 2-5 years, or a large age gap, like 10-20 or more years. is it right/wrong? why is it right/wrong? so forth and so on...
thank you :)
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I think it depends on the situation. Sometimes the age gap causes a lot of problems but it's mostly due to lifestyle differences that could occur in people of the same age also. For example, the older person likes to stay in and watch TV and wants to settle down, but the younger one wants to go out and have fun. But there are people like that of all ages. As long as you're actually compatible I don't see the issue; I for one have always preferred older guys. My problem is that I find myself attracted to men around double my age (I'm 19 and I tend to like guys who are 35-40) but I know it wouldn't work - any guy that age who's normal for that age would see me as childish and I think I'd see him a bit too much like a father, but if he acted a little younger, I'd wonder why he was so 'behind' and get a little turned off. It's just not going to happen, not unless it was a little fling or one-night-stand, and I don't really do those.
If I'm honest, I think 18-51 is too much. Perhaps there'd be a very rare circumstance where the 18-year-old really is mature enough and they really do get along well, but that's VERY rare. I may be wrong, but I think any guy of that age who wants to date an 18-year-old girl (I'm assuming this is in reference to a 51-year-old man and yourself) is just looking for the youngest girls he can legally get his hands on. Which means either of 3 things: 1) he's learned how to play women over the years and it'll be easy as pie to play you because you're so 'young and naive,' 2) he may honestly be attracted to you and want to be with you but you'll grow up and he'll go looking for the next hot young thing, or 3) both of the above. There's also a huge potential for the whole father thing - if he treats you like a daughter but also sleeps with you and that sort of thing, wouldn't that be a little weird?
That's my opinion anyway.1
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