I guess, personally, I’m all right with a slightly older love interest. I think there’s a lot that can be done with that (and it might be more interesting to me now that I’m older??) But I know when I was sixteen I would not have felt comfortable dating a twenty year old. If the protagonist is sixteen or seventeen (as a lot of YA protags are), how large a gap are you comfortable with? 18? 19? 20? Older? And if you’re comfortable with nineteen but not twenty (or any other ages), what pushed it over the line? Does the line change if it’s a same-sex couple you’re reading about?
*Do I write about Twilight way too much?
**“Excused” is maybe not the word I’m looking for.
***If Edward didn’t look seventeen, would we be having a longer conversation about why an old, old man is dating Bella? (And pairings in other books as well, that I am perhaps not aware of at the moment).
****Could I HAVE more of these things? /carried away
P.S. The little box has been fixed. ^_^