Girls dating father figure
But if a man in his 40s did find out that a girl in her 20s is interested in him do you think he would actually go for her?
When I say “attracted” I don’t mean in a creepy, inappropriate way.
The youth justice system and prisons are full of males without adequate male role models.
Boys of all ages need and prefer the company of their fathers or other males during various stages of their childhood.
It's generally accepted "counselor wisdom" that boys with absent fathers, have more concerns with depression, addictions and high risk behaviors in comparison to those males that have regular contact with their fathers or at least another male role model in their lives.
Suicide rates are also much higher for these young men and our jails are filled with males that didn't have adequate male role models during their younger formative years.And for better or for worse, regardless of circumstances, children love their parents/caregivers unconditionally and accept the attachment and love that is (or is not! Our first attachment patterns shape our expectations for future attachments.