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Are Men Biologically Hardwired To Chase After Much Younger Girls?

Myths, science, and social conventions behind male attraction

Lolita (1997) film with Dominique Swaim and Jeremy Irons; Photo: Allstar/Cinetext/Pathe

I was only 16 when I started dating a man significantly older than me.

He was in his mid-30s back then.

Yes, that was legal. The age of consent in my home country — like in the vast majority of other…

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