SO How is it bad?
Most Helpful Guys
It's not bad, and honestly, if you want a real man, you should look for even older guys, assuming you're looking for a long term relationship. If you want to experiment now that you're still young, than go for it and date younger guys. They usually also don't want a relationship so it's easier for the both of you.
Your family and friends are concerned that an older guy will not see you as a realistic candidate for a long term commitment and so his only interest must be in using you for his sexual pleasure. Are you okay with a guy using you in that way?
I am NOT suggesting that EVERY 26 year old guy would want to use you for sex.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't know