The older people get the less age gaps matter. A 20yo dating a 23yo is fine. A 23yo dating a 27yo is fine. A 25/26yo with a 29/30yo person is fine. 28yo dating a 33yo is completely fine as well. A person on their thirties dating a 40yo is completely fine and normal too because they're both grown-ass adults now, even if one is like ten years older than the other. Same stage of life.
Now, when you're younger, it's obviously different. Like, a 19yo dating a 14yo is creepy (I would know, because I dated a 19yo at that age and now I realize how fucked up it was). A 22yo dating a 17yo is pretty creepy as well.
This doesn't apply to one/two-year age gaps, though. I swear I've seen some people thinking a 17yo was a creep for dating a 15/16yo or that a 19yo is a pedophile for dating a 17yo, and then those same people are completely fine with a 18yo dating a 30yo because it doesn't matter if the 18yo is still a teenager dating someone twelve years older, they are legally an adult.
Also, those people who say someone dating a person over three inches taller than them isn't okay because they look like minors and the other is a pedophile for liking them: go fucking outside. Seriously. Touch some grass, interact with people, leave your computer for five minutes. I'm begging you.
Do you know why RWBY haters are so mean and aggressive all the time? I mean, I get not liking a show, but sending threats to the creators and starting arguments for the sake of arguing is just wrong. I just want to enjoy the badass fairytale anime with cool outfits and flashy weapons and great animation in peace, and it seems like I can’t even hold a discussion about it without a hater barging in and ruining it. Sorry, I just had to talk about this.
Anyway, thanks for actually being sane amidst all this irrational hatred. Looking forward to the Ice Queendom 1-3 stream tomorrow.
Because a certain subset of nerd culture has cultivated the attitude that media belongs to these people, is obligated to please them and them alone, and that they're entitled to be as toxic as they please as a result of creators failing to make them happy.
That RWBY is popular and successful, despite their rage, only further fuels their anger and narcissism. People enjoying the show is an outright insult to them and a threat to media conforming to their tastes alone, so they react with hostility to that. They blame whatever other groups of people they can, which is why misogyny and queerphobia are so prevalent in hatedoms.
They've been told that they're the real fans of everything, that other people don't deserve to enjoy things if they don't enjoy them.
Now, I understand you’ll need further reasons to look into the show that was created by Monty Oum, Miles Luna, and Kerry Shawcross.
SO! Here is 100+ Reasons to give RWBY a shot, plus a resource list link at the end. ENJOY!
1) Sci-fi/fantasy show that balances the two aspects very well
2) Endearing characters
3) Deep underlying messages about the importance of human connection
4) Constantly improves on itself
5) Writers actually try to listen to what the fandom wants
6) Creative setting
7) Actually handles difficult topics, like communication, privilege, and the cycle of abuse in a way that is sensitive to the audience
8) Ending is already set, meaning the show is not at risk of selling out to corporate overlords
9) God-tier foreshadowing
10) Top notch fight choreography
11) EVERYTHING IS A GUN
12) RWBY unambiguously avoids Depraved Homosexual tropes - no evil LGBT characters