This isn’t denying the awesomeness of teenage girls, but rather fairly questioning the motivation involved.
If you’ll agree that there is a power dynamic involved in interactions between adults and teenagers, why would that go out the window in a romantic relationship, especially when we bring in the gender component (older man, younger woman)? Also, while an older guy might seem way more on your maturity level than the bros in your English class who only wear gym shorts, is this older guy necessarily on the same maturity level of other women their age?
If you’re 16, think about how different you were three years ago.
You’re probably borderline cringing right now (it’s normal, seriously).
So these dudes find it easier to attract the attention of teen girls who might give them the time of day instead. No matter how old you are, you can be susceptible of manipulation, and dudes like that are at manipulating girls into thinking that they’re cool and interesting when they really aren’t all that cool and interesting.
I have no interest in sitting here and saying that your heart palpitations for an older guy you might be dating aren’t real. But when we’re talking about a relationship between a teenager and an adult who is significantly older–yeah, not just some 16-year-old dating an 18-year-old–there is often something weirdly fraudulent about it.
Khloe brought up Amber’s past as a teenage stripper and essentially told Amber to stay her in lane, and Amber replied with a heavy dose of snark.
But once you get past all of the bickering, Amber’s main point is actually a good one: What the hell is Tyga doing allegedly dating a teenage girl?
That’s why a 23-year-old might cringe at the idea of dating a 16-year-old and why you probably cringe at the idea of dating a nine-year-old, but a 25-year-old and a 31-year-old isn’t all that weird.
Does every single relationship between a teen girl and an older dude end up being some hell hole of misery straight out of a Lifetime movie?