37-Year-Old Man Gets Starbucks Ban After Asking Teen Out, Complains About “Age Gap Love”

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SPOKANE, WA – A 37-year-old man is complaining about ageism after he was banned from a local Starbucks for asking a teenager out on a date.

The unidentified man has not been charged with a crime, but was banned when he asked a 16-year-old barista out to dinner. The man slipped the girl a note after she apparently laughed at his jokes, which he took to be flirting. But the next day when he arrived at the coffee shop, a police officer was waiting for him.

From CBS News: 

“I was flirted with by a barista. For some reason she thought I was funny. Said I was funny. So I gave her a note to see if she’d be interested in dinner,” the man wrote in a Facebook post.

“I know the female Starbucks barista was of legal age to date,” the man said. “I broke no laws. I merely took a chance with my heart. I’m tired of hearing the word ‘creep’ as any black person or gay person is tired of hearing certain words. I have a whole webpage dedicated to age gap love.”

Facebook users have been applauding the decision of the local shop, writing: 

“I have never been so proud to be a Starbucks customer! As a teen I had to deal with similar issues working in a restaurant as a hostess. It is an uncomfortable position no girl want to be put in. Thank you so much for supporting your employees.”

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  • Kurt Van Luven

    The likelihood of being branded a creep is inversely proportional to the size of one’s wallet. Celine Dion anyone?

    • Jeffrey

      yea if it’s an older woman asking out a young boy it’s totally fine … smh

  • David H Fears Author

    I married a young woman of 24 when I was 39. We just passed our 32nd anniv. Since I’ve always been a tad immature, it’s a good match. I say if a 37 year old man wants to ask a 16 year old out, go for it. She only has to say no. Let her choose.

    • Altered Vista

      No. The brain doesn’t finish forming till you reach the age of 25. If anything the age of consent needs to be raised.

      • Paul Higley

        You would have a hard time explaining that to my parents. They raised a family of of three children, remained loving and faithful until the day my father died. Mom passed the next year, still in mourning over the loss of her love. They met when mom was 15 and dad was 30. He owned his home, had a great job with a bright future. Back then it was called a good match. Perhaps you should not be babying your children. Start demanding that they become adults, take responsiblity for thier lives.

        One only has to look to the life of Admiral Faragut. You tell me why the age of concent needs to be lowered. That is the problem. We have lowered the expectations we have for our children. As a result they remain children far into adulthood.

  • Altered Vista

    He deserved to be banned. Complete creep.