Older men dating younger women will it work

They should be enjoying the silly stuff – hours of pent-up makeout sessions in cinemas, because their parents won’t allow them in a room with a closed door, two-week anniversary gifts DIY-ed because they spent all their pocket money, texts sent between lessons and whatever the modern day equivalent is of those hours spent on MSN (what do the young people use these days? It should be about working out who and what you like, dating some absolute idiots, and experiencing new things together, at a shared pace.

Teenagers are still finding out who they are, and they need to do that without the influence of an adult’s needs for a romantic relationship.

That’s a dangerous starting block for a romantic relationship – it means we go into things trusting the older guy to know best, and to trust that what he wants must be right.

older men dating younger women will it work-89

My friend’s older boyfriend had friends and family who knew what he was up to.

They shouldn’t have brushed off the relationship as ‘silly’, but pointed out that it was wrong.

When an adult pursues a relationship with someone much younger, they cut short their youth and drag them over those essential years that should be dedicated to developing one’s sense of self. The men who used to shout about my breasts and legs when I was wearing uniform were rarely alone in their vans.

Their friend should have questioned what they were doing.

It’s time for us to start calling out the creepy older guy and refusing to accept men pursuing much younger women.

We’re all responsible to stop this disturbing pattern, because we’ve created a culture in which the old guy and the young girlfriend is socially acceptable. An adult having a relationship with a teenager is not and should not be an acceptable thing. We’re taught to respect authority and our elders from a young age, to believe that someone older than us must know better, and that they’re in the right, we’re wrong.It’s an unfair advantage, instantly putting an older person on a deeply hot, trustworthy pedestal.When an older person dates someone in their teens (or even in their early twenties), they rid them of the fun bits of being young. They’ll have to consider time, money, getting up early in the morning.If it’s truly meant to be, why can’t the older person wait, leave the younger person alone to grow and learn who they are, and then come back together when they’re both adults?If you love someone, let them go – and give them their right of a proper adolescence.Consider the Moby and Natalie Portman debacle, which seemed to be made up of Moby ignoring the imbalance inherently present as a result of their age gap so he could brag about dating someone hot.

Tags: , ,