Woman C: I knew he was older, I just didn't think that he was that much older.I think it was a thrill for him and gave him a chance to relive some of his adolescence.Woman A: Like most 18-year-olds, I did not have much relationship experience, so it was easier for him to get away with things I would not have tolerated had I had a better sense of what a healthy relationship should feel like. We began dating when I was on winter break during my freshman year in college.Woman B: It has very little impact, although it does lead to some amusing jokes at times. Because we worked together we were able to spend time together and I would come home from school on the weekends. Her older brother had invited a bunch of the people they worked with at the mountain over and I happened to be there. I think he was attracted to me because I asked him out, and I was able to banter with him off the bat.
(Then again, just because a guy wants to date a younger girl, doesn’t necessarily mean she wants to date him!
Woman B: I rented a flat in the backyard of his then-girlfriend. But I knew he was probably 10 years older than me and that was a little bit of the attraction, because I thought that he would be older and more settled with none of the bullshit that you have in your 20s.
Woman A: I was working in retail at the time, and he was a customer. He looks younger than he is and is in very good shape.
Men in their 40s add: “Women over 30 have stopped putting metal through their lips and tongues which makes it easier to kiss them.
I think it felt good for him that an 18-year-old was choosing to spend time with him.