A 33-YEAR-OLD man is only dating a girl 14 years younger to protect her from older men with bad intentions, he insists.
Tom Booker says he worries for girlfriend Lucy Parry because there are a lot of sleazy guys out there who would try to exploit her youth and inexperience.
He continued: “I met Lucy on Tinder after I’d set my age range to 18 to 25, for a laugh, and was immediately struck by how innocent she looked and instantly wanted to protect her.
‘There are a lot of creeps out there preying on girls like her. I saw one guy who was almost 40. So I messaged her initially to warn her about those types and that’s how we met.
“Her parents aren’t too happy which I understand, because people make assumptions, but I’m sure they’ll soon see I’m only thinking of Lucy. Also I have a car, a flat and a job in an escape room.
“She’s so much more mature than other girls her age. Before we met she spent all her time getting pissed with her uni friends and making TikToks, but she much prefers watching The Sopranos with me while I explain it to her.”
He added: “What I’m doing is a public service really. I’m one of the good guys.”