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The September humidity stuck to our short cotton skirts and clung to our long frizzled hair.The atmosphere held its stale moisture as if awaiting an unknown signal to release it.
When I was in my early to mid-teens, this meant, to some of the men I encountered, I was “not quite legal” or, as many preferred, “jailbait”.It won’t stop once she is “of age” either, though I can only pray that this will be the extent of her dealings with creeps who are old enough to know better.It’s only when we are older that we begin to understand these exchanges between young girls and older men, the power play at the heart of them and the damage that can be done.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. But it’s also emotionally and intellectually unbalanced and potentially exploitative.What I remember most about the girls I knew who dated older men was how confident they were among their friends, and how passive they were around their boyfriends. Different people have different preferences,” would suggest that attitudes are changing and that there is a sense that, when an older man pursues a much younger woman, something’s not quite right. Even so, I still hear male friends defending these partnerships, which always makes me wonder: what if it were your daughter? We still have a long way to go before grown men stop seeing teenage girls as ripe for the picking.