Sure, anger and rage exacerbated my every thought when it came to how to handle the perpetrator.
This statement should not really be that surprising when one considers that age-gap dating, which was once mainly confined to older men seeking younger women, has seen a major upsurge in growth over the last 8-10 years—with both male and females now looking for older or younger partners, as the case may be.
As society has matured and awareness and tolerance levels increased, teen girls dating older men no longer has the same sort of stigma attached which it may have previously had.
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Recent studies have shown that more and more teen girls are seeking older men for dating.
I witnessed first-hand his abusive nature toward others.
A few months ago, I blogged about stalking and how that experience affected me personally.
Many things surfaced shortly before the rape which caused me to seek help for her, and the fact I recognized that brings me some level of comfort.
From the beginning of the relationship, her father and I pleaded that she not date him.
Perhaps this is due, in part, to living in the “internet age” where instant communications are the norm and so much information is available at the touch of a few buttons.