Topics: High school dating age difference?
I felt the panic rising in my chest. I'd just done the math. Again. After spending a few days trying to adjust to the fact that the handsome co-leader of my small group was seven years my junior, I had just realized that he was actually eight years younger!
I don't know why this one year made such a difference to me. I guess it was because I'd heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I'd sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. But the fact was, I was 30, and he was 22. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.)
Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. My mind was reeling. This will never happen, I thought. What was I thinking? Eight years is just too big of a difference. Then he approached the table with the same winning smile … and I thought, or is it?