Young guys dating older guys
Civilities is a new column in The Washington Post covering LGBT and straight etiquette.Dear Civilities: My 19-year-old son (I’ll call him “Tim”) just came out to me.Both you and he know that it’s (probably) nothing too serious.
The 20-something gays are more bold, more aggressive and much more self-aware than previous generations.
I have no problem with that, but he also announced he’s seeing a man who’s 20 years his senior.
They met last year when Tim was still in high school!
My husband, Tim’s father, died three years ago, and I think Tim is looking for a father figure. What could a 40-year-old man have in common with a teenager? Should I keep quiet and pray it ends soon or speak up?
Tim starts college this fall, and I am hoping he’ll find a more appropriate boyfriend there. — Name withheld I completely understand your angst about this — who would want her son in the arms of a “predator”?
He’s made it over the hump, and is doing just fine. He’s been in the labor force for the past 25 years.