That’s the full range of who I dated, from 32 years older than me, to 8 years younger than me. Then I married a guy who happened to graduate high school the same year I did. This is not as important as some folks think, but I mention it to say, I tried the full range, yet the man I married turned out to be less than a year older than me. So enjoy your 24 year old boyfriend, but understand that you will mature as much in the next five years, as you did in the last five years.
A neurotypical person might reply with, “No, I was going to go, but I couldn’t find anyone to go with me.” “How ridiculous,” the Aspie person thinks to herself.
“Why would anyone miss out on so much fun just because they can’t find anyone to go with them?
If they are closer to your age, they act weird because most young people really can’t imagine dating someone who is six years older than they are.
Before you think I’m being naive or old fashioned, I will tell you that when I was 18, my boyfriend was 50.
I even ended up in business with him, and living with him for a couple years.
And just so folks don’t think this is sexist, when I was 26, my boyfriend was 18. The details of this question are: Didn't date in high school but now found an interesting man/boy, it may get serious.This may sound cliché, but I am mature and have planned my life well.All things considered, people have reacted weirdly upon hearing he's 24. The issue is, 18-year-olds are really still teens, and 24-year-olds really are not.When people hear how old he is, if they are over 30, they understand the age difference, and are thinking about a lot of these things when they are surprised by the age difference. It’s simply relationship heaven for Asperger people.