I dated a man when I was 19 and he was 45 with 3 children. I am an old soul, and you may be the same. He was very accommodating to my needs, and neither one of us was hesitant to explain our age difference (not that we brought it up unless asked.) I became a part of his family and learned a lot about myself from the relationship. We loved each other dearly and ended things only after I decided to move on from that stage in my life. My mother and sister were always kind to him, and I made it clear I was being cautious and responsible around him, not jumping in to bed with an older man for the shock value. I have never been comfortable dating men or women around my age (early 20s) and find that mature, aged folk to be more attractive and easy to connect to. As long as you are safe and comfortable, there is no harm in a relationship with an age gap. Physical age doesn’t always match with emotional maturity and life experience. Sometimes it does, because people tend to relate to others with their same life experience and opinions. But if that’s not your case, I think that’s just fine.