I told myself I needed to be challenged. It has been an education. I thought that I was far too mature for my peers, which was why I sought out someone older. But every woman I know has dated people who have treated her badly. From school, where I would form adoring romantic attachments to members of the teaching staff while my friends lusted over Justin Bieber, to my gap year, where everyone else took off around the world and shagged surf instructors while I stayed in London, going to restaurants and concerts with men who were old enough to be my father. Boys are forced to act like adults much later than girls are, our natural rates of maturity are not decided by our genitals. Just not for me.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with dating someone older than you
So yes, there is a significant age gap. Just not for me. Why are we still surprised that nice girls have sex? But every woman I know has dated people who have treated her badly. I did so because I have always preferred the company of people older than myself.