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i wanna know what your thoughts are about say an 18 year old girl and a 26/7/8 year old guy. As it is legal do u think its fine. Also if not in a romantic relationship do u guys think its okay as a platonic friendship? or is it weird
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Fine- as long as there is nothing illegal going on, everything is consensual and both people are happy together.
I'm only attracted to guys older than me and date with a minimum 15 year age gap.
The oldest guys I dated as a 16-17 year old were in their 50s and 60s.
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Well, as my mum says, a 40 year old woman is a goddess, a 40 year old man is a wreck . But it's your life so if you're ok with a grown up man who is after a barely experienced child then the law is on your side. Will he allow you to grow when he is in his 40 and you will realise you want to travel/work abroad/ do a PHD? Will he have the energy to wake up and do the night feeds when you're 30 and he is 55? Each to their own - I've dated older when I felt I needed life advice but married a 5 yo younger when I grew up and needed an energetic partner. Whatever you decide, good luck
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i wanna know what your thoughts are about say an 18 year old girl and a 26/7/8 year old guy. As it is legal do u think its fine. Also if not in a romantic relationship do u guys think its okay as a platonic friendship? or is it weird
BIG FAT NO! It's so weird and inappropriate.
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It would be a little unusual perhaps, some people might raise an eyebrow just because the girl is young, so they would hope she is not being led on or something.

That is it really though, nothing much wrong with it if everything is mutual, it is all legal. As you get older it will very quickly not matter at all anyway. When you are like 20 or so, it really won't matter, no one will care about the age difference.
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i wanna know what your thoughts are about say an 18 year old girl and a 26/7/8 year old guy. As it is legal do u think its fine. Also if not in a romantic relationship do u guys think its okay as a platonic friendship? or is it weird
absolutley not.
the power dynamic of someone who just recently became an adult and someone who has been an adult for almost a decade, probably is financially dependent on themselves only, most likely has all the qualifications they desire, has most likely has far for dating experience is dangerous to say the least. perfect chance for coersion and manipulating.
why cant the 27 year old find someone their own age to date? thats usually an indicator that something is not right with them
there is a very high chance the man is a pedo which i mean i dont even need to explain that
overall there are reasons why there are child protection laws and i feel like this is even worse than a 16 year old with an 18 year old. both are messed up but this specific incident is almost definitely going to become a bad environment especially for the girl
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i wanna know what your thoughts are about say an 18 year old girl and a 26/7/8 year old guy. As it is legal do u think its fine. Also if not in a romantic relationship do u guys think its okay as a platonic friendship? or is it weird
It's weird either way. Both are at completely different stages in their lives.
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It is pretty weird

Boris pulls it off somehow though
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i wanna know what your thoughts are about say an 18 year old girl and a 26/7/8 year old guy. As it is legal do u think its fine. Also if not in a romantic relationship do u guys think its okay as a platonic friendship? or is it weird
to be honest, its your life, and you can live it how you wish. you can have friends up to any age, but personally, i wouldnt date anyone who was younger than 16/17 or older than 25-26, as maturity levels will differ. but its entirely your choise. no one can tell you what to do.
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Very creepy if romantic. Platonic is fine though
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Yeah, I'd find it quite strange as a 23 year old (straight) male. I'd probably think 18 is too young even for me, with 19 perhaps being the absolute minimum I'd go...maybe make that 20.
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