I tried dating an 18-yr old when I was 25 and boy was it taxing. Was having an interesting convo with my friends the other day and they didn't seem to have a problem with it. Not because of the age difference itself, but because I doubt I could find a deep connection at age 26 with a 19 year old woman from a mental/knowledge, or maturity standpoint.
She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges.A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.However, because of their age difference, the jury still found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, and sentenced him to a mandatory 10 years in prison under Georgia law.In May 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned Dixon’s conviction, stating that he should’ve been prosecuted on the lesser charge of misdemeanor statutory rape, which carries a maximum sentence of one year. As an extreme example, I have a cousin who is 22 and she's dating a guy who is 46 years old.They have their own place, get on great, and they've been together about 2 years.I spent a lot of time with one guy in particular, to the point that we spent every night together and texted all day, every day. Keep in mind that in the book Jake is mainly talking about getting a guy to commit to marriage, but his advice applies just as well to new relationships too.Things were great and fun and wonderful until I decided I should ask that tiny, stupid question: "What are we? He must have understood this concept better than I though, because when we had "the talk," I was served with the "I just want to be friends" line (..then some. Jake gives 6 "commitment approaches" in the chapter, the first being "Never bring it up.But that's a different subject for a different thread. My dad is 81 and my mom is 66 and people don't blink an eye. They key is whether people of those specific ages can find a true connection. So why is there a stigma if a 28 year old is dating a 19 year? That's not much of an age difference at all, I've got no problem with it.So why is there a stigma if a 28 year old is dating a 19 year? Many times you'll have a less mature 25 year old guy and a very mature 19 year old girl and they'll really hit it off. In general a 30 year old should not be dating a 19 year old. It would be different if she was 22/23 and he was 30.