Is it bad that I'm mad? When women date younger men, they are called "cougars," and people say they are messing around with younger guys. Ask them if dating means hanging out together, going to a movie or doing homework together. When you're 35, you can date a and-a-half-year-old woman.
It's important that they build confidence about dating in these early years so that they are not swayed by misinformation.