I'm 24 years old, and I'm really interested in this 18 year old girl. (We worked at the same place, and we both go to the same university. Do what you will - but I doubt it'd work out, sorry to say.
)I'm pretty sure she's interested in me too, at least a bit. She gave me her phone number, but we had already known eachother for quite a while when I asked for it, so she may be completely oblivious to my intensions, or she may be waiting anxiously for me to call! When I was 23, I dated a 19 year old, and it went horribly. Age difference isn't the real problem in those kind of situations (within reason of course), personally I would think 18 and 24 is somewhat pushing the envelope, but not completely unreasonable.
But I know that I'd even be breaking the "1/2 your age 7" rule, which I've heard is pretty standard. But I think that was more that she was a low-quality gal and not a matter of maturity. However, with that said, I do believe that it has less to do with your age and more to do with what point of your life you're at.
(Though being 19 didn't help I'm sure.)That begin said, these are my reasons for telling myself to go for it.1) She's had some relationships, perhaps even as many as me. Examples being, if you were both students, she was 18 and first year college and even if you were 26 on your first of your masters at the university, I'd say it would be alright seeing as you can relate to the point in life you're both at and work together from there, learn from each other and grow as people.
Although many relationships with an age difference survive and even thrive, it is important to recognize the disadvantages associated with dating someone older or younger than yourself.
But, it's not all good things, as there’s also talk about their “bizarre” age gap: him 53, her 36.
There have been many studies conducted exploring the reasons behind older men dating younger woman.
One of them published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, looked at 400 romantic ads in the Swedish newspapers Göteborgs-Posten and Aftonbladet and on the websites Spraydate and Of a total of 97 men who mentioned age in their ads, only three were looking for an older partner — among men aged 40 to 59, only one out of 67.
So many ladies ask me what is up with older men dating younger women.
There is actually an evolutionary psychological theory surrounding this common "phenomenon".