I think that because I was 18, he had expectations that I would be wild and crazy and open to anything.There were things that he expected with his party lifestyle that I felt very uncomfortable with, but would ignore my instinct and go along with to make him happy. I think it felt good for him that an 18-year-old was choosing to spend time with him.
I think that there is definitely some truth to the "age is just a number" mentality, but having the experience I did, I don't buy it completely.My cousin actually said, "Forty-five is the new 30!" My mother was less OK with it, but I expected that. Woman D: My family, especially my father, were very much against the relationship. My friends thought it was "gross" and it took them nearly all four years of college to warm up to my boyfriend.As a 30-year-old woman, I understand their hesitations now.As an 18-year-old, I thought they were close-minded.