│TOPIC│DOES AGE REALLY MATTER?
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Posted 11/8/08
Recently, I have discovered that a lot of young girls are talking to or dating older men; sometimes even four or five years older. It is a question of the morals that these older men have been taught. What exactly does an older man want to do with a younger girl anyway? When you ask these younger girls, they always say they are in love. Being so young, how do you know what love is? It is possible for young people to fall in love, but usually, it is with someone their own age. The law states that no one under the age of 18 is allowed to have sex with a person who is over the age of 18. That is classified under statutory rape. Knowing this, why do young girls continue to pursue these older men? It is a question of time-- does age really matter in a relationship?

Personally, I have always thought that age, when you fell in love, didn’t matter, after you were old enough to understand what love was. In today’s times, more and more young girls seem to think that it is acceptable or "cooler" to have relationships with older men. Surfing on websites like MySpace, one could see that the trend of younger girls and older guys is becoming more prevalent. Why do these girls seek out love from men, particularly men who are three to five years older? Reasons as provided by the National Youth Risk Behavior survey are:

A history of sexual abuse
Depression
Involvement in alcohol or drug use
Living in a single-parent household or the parents are not involved with the girl in terms of supervision
Having other sexually active friends
The most common reason is that the girl's friends are doing it so they follow it as if it is a trend. But these statistics come from a survey focused on sex, not so much on the relationship of older men having a relationship with younger girls. If the couple is not having sex, is it illegal? I believe that this is where the older person’s morals come in. It is not unlawful for men to date younger girls, just to have sex with them. Even still, what does having an older man provide for the young girl? A girl I interviewed, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that, "There is comfort in older men. They are experienced and have many qualities that boys my age have not developed." I then asked her what does she need an experienced man for if she herself is not experienced and I received no reply. On a men’s site, the men are told to go for the younger woman. They say, "It is a known fact that younger woman are attracted to older men, and that they should go for it." Using the tips from this site, they are sure to lure and trap younger girls. But why are the men into these young girls? This question still remains unanswered, seeing as I haven’t encountered a older man dating a younger girl. I am not going to put down the people who choose to engage in this type of relationship, but just ask yourseles-- does age matter in relationships?

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Posted 3/25/09
age doesn't matter but love does. :D someone told that to me before. haha. ee, mukhang matagal na forum mo ee. nabuklat ko lang. hehe. pero tama ka sa mga sinabi mo. minsan it just look kinda... . peace! at delikado din. hehe, ge. yun lang.
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Posted 3/26/09
yep' I agree...
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