TL;DR: At 23 I was in a relationship with a 41 yr old man and think due to my autism and lack of life experience, that it was a huge mistake.
I was in a relationship with a man 18 yrs older than me, and I can tell you right now I would never do it again.
He’s not a bad person. But me being autistic (and someone with an underdeveloped brain at 23) dating someone who was a 41 yr old neurotypical didn’t turn out well in the end.
I wasn’t a minor. So I feel like I can’t call it grooming but it really feels like the age gap affected me in a negative way. I see age gaps between older men and younger women and I automatically seethe with rage.
I was a consenting adult, but looking back, it feels so wrong.
I feel nothing but pity for her and pure hatred towards him.
Would you say young adult autistics are more vulnerable to “adult grooming”. If you can even call it that?
Are there any ladies here who are on the spectrum who know what I'm talking about?
I'll be discussing this in therapy today but I also want to know what FDS thinks of this