“Pedophilia” is not an interchangeable term with “creep,” “predator,” and “opportunist.”
If you call two adults with a large age gap “pedophilic,” you are doing a massive disservice to victims of pedophilia as well as implying that these adults who CHOOSE to take advantage of young ADULTS because they see them as the easiest targets are the same as adults sexually attracted to children.
Adults are still adults, and calling young adults children and equating attraction to them to attraction to children really is erasing the creepy, predatory, opportunistic behaviors older adults choose to employ, because not everyone is going to nod their heads and agree when you call young adults “children.”
Stop letting this slip by just because you want to conflate terms and refuse to acknowledge the harm you’re doing. You hurt pedophilia victims by making light of the term pedophilia, and you let creepy opportunistic predators get by because people don’t take accusations of pedophilia seriously when you level them at the relationship between two adults.
Use the words you fucking mean instead of misusing words with heavy meaning just to get people to pay attention to you.