I think I realized why I get annoyed at the anti-shippers who are so vehemently against shipping a “minor” (read: a person in their late-teens but under 18) and an adult (read: someone over 18/in their 20′s).
My parents have an almost 9 year age gap between them. I recently asked my mom when they started dating. She couldn’t remember the exact age they were, but said she does remember my dad picking her and her friend up from their high school, so they started dating around the time my mom was ~16 to 18-years-old (and my dad being between 25-27).
My parents just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past Valentine’s Day.
So I wish people would stfu about age gaps and shipping adults/minors where the “minor” is an older teen, post-puberty. Sometimes in real life, yes the older person is taking advantage of the younger one, and that relationship would be unhealthy. However, sometimes in real life, a relationship between these two people can (and does) work out.
Even then, I wish people would keep in mind that people are shipping fictional characters, so maybe chill a little bit