Why do people make a big deal out of small relationship age gaps in teens?

My personal view is it's fine.. its a few years? it doesn't sound as bad when I put it like "28 year old dating a 25 year old" it's more than common for a 20 year old to date someone in their 30s and up.. which is a WHOLE decade.. sure you're a legal adult at 18 but literally nothing is... show more My personal view is it's fine.. its a few years? it doesn't sound as bad when I put it like "28 year old dating a 25 year old" it's more than common for a 20 year old to date someone in their 30s and up.. which is a WHOLE decade.. sure you're a legal adult at 18 but literally nothing is different from the night before your 18th birthday.. my dad is 20 years older than my mom, my boyfriend is 16 and I'm 17 and people made a big deal about me turning 18 while he'll be newly 17.. it's ridiculous
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