I tried to find some topic about it, but I coulnd't find it. If there is, please feel free to erase this one. When I read the Thread "Too Young for the Hobby" a comment from a user made me think about age gap issue . Many of the users here have kids. So, as parents (or imagining yourself as a parent), how would you feel to know that your kids are hanging out with much older people from the hobby to play with dolls? And as a much younger doll owner, how do you feel when you meet much older people from the hobby? Was there ever something that bothered you about it? And what are the things that you like about it? Just wanted to know what you think about this I haven't gone to many doll meet-ups (only one, honestly) and I was curious about what happens. I always had much older friends around me since I was a kid. When I was 7, my friends were 11, in Highschool my friends were 20, in University my friends were 30,and nowadays I have all ages friends from 15 ~60 . And I do remember my parents always being worried about it. I never really had friends of my own age and that never seemed to be a problem, but now I realize that's because I was lucky enough to find good friends that respected me for being younger (which is a rare thing). And nowadays I see myself in the role of respecting my much younger friends and giving the example that my friends once did to me. [EDIT]Just as a reminder, I think it's best if I let this clear for the discussion here. I believe we all here agree that we would never let a 10 years old child walk about with much older people without any supervision (or at all). So let's see a more realistic scenario if you have a teenage child (12~20), what would you think about them having much older friends and vice-versa.