There are not only psychological risks involved with dating an older man and trying to fit into an adult world precociously, there are also dangers of being exposed to drugs, alcohol, abuse, and an increase rate of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
Young teenage girls who contract sexually transmitted diseases often get them from older boyfriends.
Teenage girls who date older men are more likely to get pregnant than teenage girls who date same age males for several reasons: First of all, don’t freak out.
The thing is, teenager girls often don’t realize just how unequal the relationship with an older man usually is.
Usually the older man has more power simply from the fact that he is older, and they usually have more money and resources than the teenager or her friends.
School and friends may start seeming childish in comparison to her boyfriend’s problems.
Teenage girls also often date older men to rebel against their parents, and the more the parents fight against it, the more likely the boyfriend is seen as an allie and will help begin to alienate her from her parents, under-minding their decisions and further breaking apart her support system, while strengthening his hold and isolating her.
During the teenage years, young people are trying to come into their own and often rebel against their parents and other adults, which is why they often chose friends and relationships that their parents disapprove of, including dating older men.