I’m posting this at the request of my daughter, MilliCal. It was raised by something that happened in her group.
Do you think it weird or creepy if a twenty-something wants to date a teenager, or ask them out?
In the particular case in question it was a 24 year old guy, asking out an 18 year old woman, but feel free to change sexes around in your answer, if you have to. But I suspect an older guy asking out a younger woman is the more common case.
Don’t say that this would be OK if both were older. Dating and marriage with six year differences or more aren’t uncommon. And don’t bring up what things were like in the past – We all know of marriages between early teenagers from centuries ago. I have relatives who married at ages similar to those in the question, but that was some time ago.
The question is, does this seem odd or creepy today?