So I wanted to tap your brains for another perspective, this time coming from the guy.
After that, age differences are not as crucial as long as "generational differences" do not interfere.
At the end of WW-II, there was a great shortage of marriageable men and a relative overabundance of women.
I also have to question why a mature, self-aware man of 29 would want to date a 19 year old woman other than to take advantage of her and use her sexually.
Typically 19 year old people do not yet know themselves particularly well and not know themselves, ever where their brains complete, they would not be able to well judge and make decisions on things like committed relationships, marriage, and children.
19 year old men and women are not mentally mature -- the brain has not finished growing, certain parts of the brain are incomplete, and many neural pathways used in logical thinking, risk analysis, and other important human activities are not yet complete.
However, problems begin to arise if the two become serious about a long term relationship.
I am sure there are exceptions, but in general, the age and maturity levels are too far apart at this time for them to have a high probability of success in a long term relationship.
Any 19 year old girl who is concerned about her own long term well being should also question why a 29 year old guy would seek a relationship with her.
So anyways, I posted a profile on a dating site just to see what would happen, and I've gotten quite a few messages.
But I try to respond to everyone, just because I think it's the polite thing to do.
And the thing is, I was super impressed by how mature she seemed, and some of the stuff she said was just like "wow." I mean she was one of the first girls I've just clicked with in a long time.