Originally Posted by Maymybonneliveforever
Please don't take offense, I'm not one to voice my opinions and I'm not going to elaborate for fear of offending even more. If my 18 year old daughter was dating someone that was 26, I wouldn''t be confortable with it. If she was more mature and more adult than 8 years won't matter. In other words if she was 26 and he was 34 then she'* more mature. When I was 18. I was still trying to figure out what I wanted out of life.
I agree with this statement, it'* not the age difference, it'* the mental maturity, the girl I was head over feet for when I was 18 is far different from the woman whom I married and is the perfect match for me. Those late teen years were a transitional period from thinking about whom I wanted to be, and finding out exactly who I am. Changes in life, goals, and experience all happen around that time.
If you enjoy each other company that'* great, but just be carefull not to set yourself up for a major heart ache when in a year or two she'* ready expand and thinks you two aren't such a match. I'm not saying it CAN'T work, just be carefull.