Condoms at 16: You’re worried you’ll forever associate them with spotty bananas and your unenthused health teacher.

Texting your crush at 16: You decide that texting your crush back “lol” under the lunch table is worth the risk of getting your phone confiscated.

Texting your crush at 21: You have a few too many Patrón shots and assess the damage done in the morning. Dinner and a movie at 16: You split apps at Chili’s and go to the raciest PG-13 movie available.

If he had a nasty breakup with (or for older men, a nasty divorce from) someone in his demographic, there's a good shot that's why he's with you — someone who, ostensibly, can't hurt him. (Wrong.) He's in a different generation than you; he shouldn't be a decade behind emotionally.

That's like valuing a 30-year-old because he has the math aptitude of a middle schooler.15.

Next thing you know, he's your closest friend as well as your boyfriend — which creates a co-dependent dynamic that's bad for any relationship.8.

Whether or not you tell your parents about him or not, it's a lose-lose.

There's probably a reason no woman his age wants to date him. Defending your relationship will frequently ruin your friendships.

You'll end up alienating the friends who are dropping truth-bombs such as the one above.

So if you’re only seeking women in the 21-29 age range, let me tell you, you’re missing out. And by that I mean: her own career, her own friends, her own apartment, her own money.

A 30-year-old man from Brooklyn told me these factors are what makes older women a turn on. If she hasn’t tried it herself, she’s likely considered it.

Dating an older woman is quite the rage these days.