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  • Age range between sexual partners - 18 and 26

    I was recently having a discussion with a group of friends, and I was curious what this forum thought about it.

    We were discussing the app Tinder. One friend (26 years old, male) had used it to meet up with a college freshman (18 yo, female.) After a few dates, they had sex.

    What do you all think about this?

  • Originally posted by lostinjacksonville View Post

    What do you all think about this?
    welcome to the forum!
    what do you and your friends think about it?

    I never did online dating

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    • The responses have been all over the place, some said it was totally fine / normal, while others think it's borderline pedophilia...

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      • It's not illegal, in any state, I don't think.
        As far as pedophilia, I think technically, the younger person has to be a child. 18 isn't a child by any definition, to my knowledge. It doesn't fit with pedophilia. That's my "technical", yet incomplete, answer. It may fit with another -philia, but I'd have to look for it. This is assuming that the 18 yr old is a mentally sound person, which I presume is the case.

        I don't have much of an issue with age difference. 8 years doesn't seem like a lot to me.
        I do know some folks that have strong feeling about age tho'. I think it's a matter of preference.

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        • My parents were 15 years apart and my mother was still 19 when they were married. They stayed married for almost 60 years until my father died at 94. The age difference did not really play much of a role in their lives. That being said, most 18 year old and some 26 year old people, are not ready for long term stable relationships.
          I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
          ...
          Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

          From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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          • I'm 45 screwing around with 20 old guys husband doesn't know yet

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            • Originally posted by Deb and dave View Post
              I'm 45 screwing around with 20 old guys husband doesn't know yet
              good luck explaining that to your husband if he finds out!

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              • as far as the age gap goes it's not important - as long as they are both of legal age if they are having sex
                My parents were 8-9 apart and my wife is 2yrs older than me - she refers to me sometimes as her 'toy boy'

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                • As long as they're above the age of consent, it's their business.

                  I can drive a half-dozen miles from my house to a beach resort town and watch girls just above 21 (legal drinking age in CA) trying to get into pockets of rich men who're old enough to be their moms' dad. It's a gray area of prostitution.

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