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A young girl in love with an older man does not make her naïve.

An older man in love with a young girl does not make him a pervert.

Something I’ve learned since joining Tumblr: young women are often singularly sure of what they want, and want to do; older men often err on the side of too much responsibility.

This does not make either younger women “perverts” nor older men “naïve” (although, hah!) it’s just that stereotypes and (stereotype-driven) narratives about “evolutionary psychology” may match reality less than, um, perfectly.

Leave your assumptions at the door.