Is 18 too young for online dating
so at the start most people should refrain from even considering a permanent relationship until at least 25...
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I do believe that it has less to do with your age and more to do with what point of your life you're at.
Examples being, if you were both students, she was 18 and first year college and even if you were 26 on your first of your masters at the university, I'd say it would be alright seeing as you can relate to the point in life you're both at and work together from there, learn from each other and grow as people. My daughter is 20, in University studying to become an RN.
(I haven't been with too many girls myself.)2) She seems pretty mature for her age, which is part of why I'm attracted to her. On the flipside of that, say a 29 year old woman with car loans, a house mortgage and a career attempting to date a 22 year old student who lives in a dorm and works at the local coffee house would be a struggle, lifestyles and responsibilities are way off and for far too obvious reasons than I care to list. I think you should go for it, even more so if you may not be there soon.
Of course, she's a gorgeous girl too, which always makes it easy! Who knows, this might be one of those things that'll change your life forever.
But I know that I'd even be breaking the "1/2 your age 7" rule, which I've heard is pretty standard. But I think that was more that she was a low-quality gal and not a matter of maturity. However, with that said, I do believe that it has less to do with your age and more to do with what point of your life you're at.
(Though being 19 didn't help I'm sure.)That begin said, these are my reasons for telling myself to go for it.1) She's had some relationships, perhaps even as many as me. Examples being, if you were both students, she was 18 and first year college and even if you were 26 on your first of your masters at the university, I'd say it would be alright seeing as you can relate to the point in life you're both at and work together from there, learn from each other and grow as people.
)I'm pretty sure she's interested in me too, at least a bit. She gave me her phone number, but we had already known eachother for quite a while when I asked for it, so she may be completely oblivious to my intensions, or she may be waiting anxiously for me to call! When I was 23, I dated a 19 year old, and it went horribly. Age difference isn't the real problem in those kind of situations (within reason of course), personally I would think 18 and 24 is somewhat pushing the envelope, but not completely unreasonable.
My 'thing' would be, what on earth would a 24 year old man (?
) want with someone barely out of school - and possibly continuing their education Sorry OP - but I can't support you on this one.....................a Mother's POVB.
but I extended that to 6 for my ex when I found out he was turning 28 just after I turned 22. I fall in the "go for it, as long as you disclose your possible intent to leave in a few months". I try to date people who are at the same stage in their life as me, regardless of actual age.
So well I'm hesitant to say yes at first cause in my opinion i'd see alot of potential reasons why a relationship with that much age difference could potentially not be a meeting of minds... Many many girls that are that young are only interested in dating short term anyway, and you could be the perfect candidate for her. Quit worrying about what society may or may not think is right for you, and learn what IS right for you. That kind of self awareness & confidence is uber-liberating. My only "rule" is that he be closer to my age than my Dad's... Though, my Dad would probably find it hilarious (he's weird like that).
I say keep it low key not too serious and feel it out. I guess I must be more old fashioned than I care to admit at times...........