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For me, and many other women like me, it all begins with a number. Before agreeing to a set-up, as a follow-up response or even playing a flirtatious game, I always find the answer to the question, “So, how old are you? And if you don't know who the Seavers are from “Growing Pains,” then you don't stand a chance.As much of our generation is delaying activities like marriage and procreating, we are, in effect, also prolonging its [email protected] Fattie, I am not a native speaker, but isn't that contradictory to OP: "he must be thinking about starting a family, marriage, etc and her starting out in life." Well -- I feel that it totally contradicts the earlier "I can only think he's with her for one reason! My relationship with my wife lasted 16 years and produced 3 lovely children. However, as MY children reach their teenage years I of course see everything from the perspective as a parent.I think the most important thing to do is not push your daughter away with any shouting matches or 'you are doing the wrong thing' this is what my mother did and although she was doing her best in a difficult situation - the shouting and threats simply pushed me away further.Without those weightier responsibilities, Millennial boys (or, for the most part, the ones I've encountered) are living this suspended fratboy mentality.Thus, we ladies have looked to older men to fulfill those more grown-up needs.
I think it'd bother me less if it was say a 22 year old and a 32 year old.Pretty sure Amythest Schaber and her husband of "Ask an Autistic" You Tube fame fall under or near that category & they seem to be a wonderful, happy, healthy couple.As with any situation where the potential for manipulation or coercion exist though, I'd say it has to be decided on a couple-by-couple basis.Most large age gap couples I know are no more prone to such power issues than anyone else - it seems everyone only thinks of the "innocent 18 year old girl and the drug-using 30 year old man who served time for rape".Oh, and those belonging to some conservative religions as that power play can be part and parcel of the belief system.