In addition, there can be some issues as well, if the male is many years older than the female.
It is possible to have a secure and loving relationship in which there is an age difference, if both people involved understand certain issues that may arise and they can work together to resolve them.
If he is still sweet on you, any contact (no matter how innocent), is going to be interpreted as a ray of hope that love will spring again.
A lot of people may say that age is a state of mind, that a person is only as old as they feel.
That is an upbeat and optimistic approach to aging; however the question is if that applies when it comes to relationships.
You may find in life that a fifty year old and a thirty year old can be very similar in regard to their maturity level.
This all depends on their life experiences, personal outlooks and goals.