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I commend you on what you have had to deal with. Many people could not handle what you have been through. I have dated some 18 yro girls and found it to be more comfortable when they are within a year or two of my age. However, everyone is different and I hope you can find happiness in the "new" dating scene you are entering. Have an open mind and enjoy.0
Im sorry for your losses, you've had it rough but it sounds like your turning your life around for the good.
But to answer your question: I think it's completely acceptable. Personally I wouldn't date someone who was more than 10 years older and no one younger than myself. I actually just got out of a relationship, he was 25 and I am 18. I am mature for my age and he was a little immature for his. I always knew that I wanted to date a guy who was older than me by more than a few years because of my maturity. Anyways it was working we just wanted different things in life is all. Other people didn't like our age gap but we didn't care and neither should you. If you and her both are OK with it then it doesn't matter. Since you are both over 18 there are no laws preventing it.
***Just be with who ever makes you happy no matter what other people say.***10
Like the guy below said, it comes down to maturity level more so than age. I dated a 24 year old at 18. That went to hell in a hand basket rather fast. He was attractive to me (beyond the physical) because he knew what he wanted and he was over the whole party thing. But I lacked the life experience and in the end, that's what drove us apart. There is a huge difference between the person I was at 18, starting university and the person I am now at 20, almost done university.
You can date those 18 year olds but I think you're going to find its not nearly as good as you want it to be. You are done school, you don't want someone starting school. You are likely going to be ready to settle down long before she is.
You can try, but you might find that you are indeed "too old for them."10
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i'm at a similar situation, an 18 year old dating a 24 year old guy. and i just see him as this really great guy, while im the one who feels inferior because of fear the he might find someone older and similar with his age than me. it feels like he's in a different world than me because he already has work, while im still in college. he's dealing with complicated stuff while my only problem is not missing the deadline. but just to assure you, i dont really care about his age. he cared so much but not me... i just like him as a person, not because he's older or anything0
It seems acceptable , though you will get eyes from the public.0
And? Nothing strange. You won’t even be thinking this way when you’re older.0
thats not really an age gap. go for it.0
Do what you want I guess0
I think its ok.0
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Eh... Here's the thing. You are going to want to date someone at your maturity level. There is a huge difference in maturity between a College freshman and a college graduate. It's just a really vital time for growth.
So, what I think you'll end up finding is that any relationship with someone that young usually won't work out. Odds are good that you will search for someone more intellectual and someone who can relate to you. Those relationships will last longer. Or, there is a chance that the girl will start looking for someone her age. Someone who she can experience college with. Someone she can closer relate to.
So, its not so much whether or not dating an 18 year old girl is ok.. It's more a question of whether or not it is even worth it. I think you'll find its not. I'd try dating someone who is at least a college graduate or close to graduating. That sounds like a better match for you. I just can't ever see an 18 year old and 25 year old working out together.