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One thing I will never understand is how relationships can't be serious and about sex. I didn't expect us to get married, if that's what you mean,” said another.“Men like women who are younger because they're prettier and more innocent.Women like men who are older because they're more masculine and usually have more money.I thought this was common knowledge,” explains one commenter.Thus, the ‘value’ a woman brings is intimately tied to her youth (and beauty, and other markers that have little to do with actual inherent human value).This is a cultural double standard, as men are not nearly as deeply judged on these traits, and often have value tied to intelligence, talent, often money, etc.And for others, on occasion, I do think genuine love can emerge." But even love is rarely enough to make a relationship withstand the pressures put on it from peers and family."There has to be more than just love and attraction," Mager adds.
For a relationship to work, there has to be a mutual understanding and communication which is much harder — though not impossible — to find when the generational divide is so wide." Personal Space is Bravo's home for all things "relationships," from romance to friendships to family to co-workers. Then Like us on Facebook to stay connected to our daily updates.
There’s the ego trip of being with a teenager who is so easily impressed that a car, or a flat — any signifier of independence — can seem dazzlingly mature.” The topic is a popular one on , where older men themselves explain why they were attracted to a much younger woman.
“From my experience a lot of guys who were unable to get a career going as they near 30 date significantly younger because girls their age demand some type of career prospects,” said one commenter.
"Common values, common views on what one expects from the world, common understanding of life goals.
All of these things serve to strengthen relationships.Another says: “A lot of dudes in their 20's do not match up to the expectations set by girls in their 20's. Girls 18-19 tend to have lower expectations.” New York-based psychotherapist Camilla Mager says that while the positive impact on one’s self-esteem cannot be underestimated, these relationships aren't likely to last.