They brainwashed into "oh you are an adult at 18 and autmatically more mature then you where a year ago." BS!!Again, if the two of you have a lot in common, you guys love each other, then the more to you guys. In some ways she is mature because she is used to hanging out with me because we are very close. My best friends husband is 11 years older than her, she is 25. As far as the attraction, he didn't know I was only 22 when we met.So I don't see a problem with a 22yr old dating a 38yr old. Things to consider down the road include children (does he have any? is she happy with what he wants or will she maybe change her mind - I did), future goals and life plans, etc. I do worry more about when my husband is old (I watched my grandmother take care of her husband - 17 yrs her senior - in his last years) but day to day I don't think about his age and vice versa.
My husband is 17 years older than me, and he's awesome.Listen, There are NO LAWS ANYWHERE IN THE US ON WHO YOU CAN OR CAN NOT DATE. But in most states in the US you must be sixteen or the partner must be within 3 years for you guys to legally have sex.No laws impose age restriction on casual dating such as holding hands, kissing, etc. Those he really love you or just wants to use you, only you know the answer to that question.In the US people are extremely ignorent and intollerant about these sorts of situation and a seldom if ever rational.They look down on a 22 year ol dating a 14 year old but have no problem with a 15 year old dating an 18 year old.