26 year old man dating 18 year old
Mainly, the maturity gap was too much to overcome and it was hard to talk to someone who still acted like they were a child. I've heard the age gap calculation is half your age plus seven. It just seems so weird to me, even though I'm not that old.
She's going to go through a similar transformation, and you don't want to be a part of that. Madness lies this way.imho, you don't want to date someone who's at a different stage of their life.
We did get the odd snide comment from people but we brushed it off - we were happy at the end of the day.
Regarding maturity, that is going to vary from person to person. IMO, you shouldn't decide whether or not to date someone solely on age difference.
Like anything, as you apparently already know, it depends on a lot of different factors. But it still seems sooo young and I'm not sure I can convince myself otherwise.
Oh they should be of legal age, so you're good there, but IMO it would probably be better if they were also no longer in high school. I'm 19 and I dated someone 11 years older than me.
Biggest thing is the maturity, most were completely obscure doing who knows what in their own world, NO THANK YOU!! My current girlfriend was 18 when we started dating (I was 25), and we've been together for 9 months now, she's 19, I'm 26 now.
All I can say is maybe go into it without any big expectations.
I still see places where she can grow (confidence, responsibility, etc..) but we have fun together.
They know what they want but making them hide it just puts friction between them and their parents.
There's a 19 year old guy at my workplace and he and I have been flirting together for about the past 6 months. I also think I might be desperate just to have one date. I have a very close friend who was 38 with a 14 and 12 year old sons, and she got together with a 16 year old guy 20 years ago. I was 19 when my fiance was 26 and that's been working out great for years so the age isn't necessarily an issue. But, if you work on different floors and you think you can handle the possible discomfort seeing him if things don't work, go for it. I simply think of the ramifications if it doesn't go well.
We work on different floors however I could be sent to work down on his floor. Anyway, he's 19, which is sorry to say, a little young.