This post is hard to write. Why? Because it is embarrassing! I dated a guy that was 3 years younger than me. Doesn't sound like that big of a deal? Well, I was 15, he was 12. He was really big for his age...and mature, does that help???
Jeff and I dated actually a couple of years off and on. His mom didn't like me much, can't imagine why?? :) I would like to see how I would have reacted if a 15 year old was dating my son at 12. Glad I didn't have to face that I guess.
I think I did really care for Jeff. We were both swimmers. He was exceptional - probably because he stood a good foot above all the kids in his age group. All the girls at every meet all over the state drooled over Jeff. Maybe that was the attraction for me? I always felt safe with him. Probably because men scared me, so he was pretty far from being a man!! I felt I could be myself and we did actually share a lot with each other. His parents went thru a pretty nasty divorce while we were together. I think we were actually a good support for each other.
When we finally broke up I led him to the Lord that day. We remained friends and I don't feel anything negative when I remember our time together. It must have been a strange relationship at times, due to the age difference, but I don't remember it that way.