Dating older guys in college
“Risks of forced or unwanted sex are higher when you have an older male partner.
And risks of depression and lowered self-esteem are higher when you have an older male partner.
“It’s also important that girls advocate for what they want, whether it’s sexual or not. Despite how much you feel your partner loves and respects you in the individual relationship, we’re all influenced by broader societal norms.” Jessica Murphy of Apple Valley learned a hard lesson after her relationship with an older man didn’t end “happily ever after.” At 15, she met Devin, a 24-year-old, on a college tour.
It’s not just one person deciding and the other goes along with it,” Meier said.
But are there greater risks to consider with a large age gap between partners?