I have on various occasions dated men younger than me, and experienced this problem first-hand.
The ages of consent are currently set between 14 and 18.
Suddenly I thought, naturally that I was probably the coolest person on earth, but most importantly that suddenly no one’s maturity levels would ever reach mine, experienced and ready to take on the world.
Needless to say that was extremely far from the actual truth. Wish I could just go back in time and tell myself to get over myself and that until the age gap poses serious problems due to differences in lifestyle and priorities it does not change much.
Our relationship started very early but I interrupted it when I started university.
Just like a number of people who break up with their high-school partner, I thought university was time for a fresh start and didn’t want anyone holding me back in this new experience.