during the first semester, I met a girl (duh) and she's awesome and we're great friends and her whole family loves me and always wants me over. However, that's about as far as it's gotten. She is into older guys, idk why. For some reason out in the sticks where I am (upstate ny) the girls (17-19) want guys who are like 26-28. To me, this seems linked to some unresolved paternal issues, but they get defensive whenever I bring up my theories which they deny but give no counter theory. My point is, being only a year older than her, how can I compete with that sort of inclination? I got a mustache but that's about all I can do, since height is permanently stuck where it is at like 5'3. Any suggestions to appear more older or something? I know this is completely contradictory to our interests here, but just for the sake of this, for my love for her and the untapped potential we have, what can I do?