Let's talk about age gaps. Do you think it's ok for a 19 year old to date a 25 year old? A 19 year old to date a 16 year old? Should it go by the amount of years or is the most important thing just how young is the youngest person in the relationship? I hear about it and see it all the time. By and large, girls date men that are far older. There's this guy that goes to tech in Belfast, and me and my friends all hate the guy because he's always dating young girls. He's in his 20s and dating 15 year olds. I know a girl, when she was 16 she dated a 26 year old. The guy actually turned out to be a peado that abused his own relatives. There's another guy I hear about, he's 21 and dating a 15 year old, and a guy I worked with a year or so ago dated a 15 year old too, and he always told everyone all the sordid details of what they did in the bedroom. Disturbingly, this kind of age gap seems more and more acceptable. 9 out of 10 times, girls in their teens should not be dating guys in their mid 20s or older, ESPECIALLY if the girl is 16. I'm nearly 22, and when I was 20 I considered 16 too young for me!! All of my friends consider 16 too young!! Anyone DECENT I know consideres that too young!! I know that girls that age aren't mature enough for an adult relationship. Anyone with any sense knows that. Plus there's the fact that in alot of ways they're still kids. You have to think to yourself. You have to ask yourself just one question if a guy WAY older is hitting on young girls. Why is he with a young girl and not with a girl his own age?? 9 out of 10 times, he's looking to use her. Whether he even knows it himself, he wants to take advantage of her naivety, take advantage of her inexperience. He doesn't want a girl his own age because girls his own age are too smart to fall for his crap, so he takes advantage of the younger girls. Always be suspicious of guys in their 20s dating 16 year olds. Always question it. 9 out of 10 times, it isn't right.