Teens dating middle aged men
If you’re 16, think about how different you were three years ago.
You’re probably borderline cringing right now (it’s normal, seriously).
No, and at Gurl we’re really not interested in demonizing or shaming girls who make the decision to engage in these relationships. (By the way, if you’re a teen girl and you’re still debating being in a relationship with on older dude, check this: A friend of mine, Amy-Rose of Rookie Mag, was 15-years-old when she was dating a 28-year-old professor and she wrote an awesome piece about what it was like.
But as your honorary big sisters who have been there and done that, we’re definitely here to side eye the hell out of older dudes who have an explicit interest in dating teen girls. If you’re interested in a real perspective that doesn’t insult your intelligence, definitely check it out because it is straight up fascinating.
Dating customs have changed since you were a teenager.That’s why a 23-year-old might cringe at the idea of dating a 16-year-old and why you probably cringe at the idea of dating a nine-year-old, but a 25-year-old and a 31-year-old isn’t all that weird.Does every single relationship between a teen girl and an older dude end up being some hell hole of misery straight out of a Lifetime movie?Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock over the past 24 hours (or you’re just not really into Twitter beef), you probably heard about the spat between Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian.The issue: Amber Rose was side-eyeing the fact that rapper Tyga, 25-years-old, is allegedly dating Khloe’s 17-year-old sister Kylie Jenner.
So these dudes find it easier to attract the attention of teen girls who might give them the time of day instead. No matter how old you are, you can be susceptible of manipulation, and dudes like that are at manipulating girls into thinking that they’re cool and interesting when they really aren’t all that cool and interesting.