Well we had been friends for years and talked occasionally and one day we started talking over the internet as friends and found we had the same interests and we got along great.
One thing led to another and we decided we would give dating a try.
The money didn't matter at all, but he wasn't a bad guy and was trusted to help out the family when we needed it. I can't say anything bad about relationships with an age gap like that because I had one.
I would, however, not condone the relationship if it were illegal (as mine was for the first month - a big no-no and something I regret doing because he could have gotten into a lot of trouble).
To me, putting an age restriction on dating simply because of the age is arbitrary.
Ok, Im a 19 year old guy currently dating a 15 year old girl.
Not outright "no" but very close.17/19 = not a problem17/20 = depends on the two people in the relationship as to my thoughts18/21 = perfectly acceptable.