In these days, things are so much different than they were 50 years ago. In 1962, a woman was chastised for having a baby out of wedlock, especially as a teen. In 2012, not only can you see a 15 year old pregnant, she’ll even get a baby shower out of it, too.
But, because men and women are becoming parents at such an early age now, the generation gaps are shrinking. So, it’s not uncommon to see 36 year old parent and a 20 year old child. (I actually once met a server at Hooters who was a 32 year old grandmother).
Now throw in the fact that it’s no longer frowned upon to “rob the cradle” these days. “Cougars” and “Sugar Daddies” are an accepted part of society now for the most part. So, what happens when your “Cougar” Mom or “Sugar Daddy” Father get the hots for one of your friends or vice versa?
If a man/woman is mid-to-late 30′s, then they are still in relatively good shape and capable of doing a lot of things that a 20-something can do. To be in your mid-to-late 30′s and done with raising kids is almost like a new lease on life to a lot of former teen parents. They get to do all of the things that they couldn’t do in their 20′s when they were actively raising a child. Sometimes, they even go to the same hangout spots as their child…
Would you ever date someone your child’s age? / What would you do if your parent dated someone your age?