Lynn writes, “My ex boyfriend was four years older than me and now I am dating a guy four years younger than myself. Is there a problem dating younger guys? I want to introduce him to my friends but I am scared that they will ridicule me or tell me to dump him because he is young. Please help.”
You haven’t written how old you are and that is sometimes important. For example, if you are 22 and dating a 18-year old, that can be a little problematic, because while he may be an adult legally but is still a teen and most likely thinks like a teenager. On the other hand, you are more likely more mature than him mentally. If you are older, say in your late 20s or older, then you two will be just fine. I know that some of your friends and family members will make faces or even tell you to breakup with him due to the age gap, I would say that you should not be bothered.
I am more used to responding to women who are dating guys that they are young enough to be their sons and finding out that they can have relationships with them that are far more fulfilling and fun than dating men their own age or somewhat older. Depending on where you live and how open minded your social circle is, it isn’t really a big deal any more if a woman dates a younger man. So go ahead and have fun with him.