I kind of knew it was a bad idea but she was a straight dime, haha. The biggest problem was her being under Still way too excited about getting drunk, by 22 I'd heard my fill of "oh my god, I got so wasted last night" stories.
It's fine if you're just looking to keep it casual, but don't go in with long term plans. I'm 34 now, and I'm home on a Saturday night watching the baseball game, by choice. I have college age friends I get crazy with sometimes, but it's like once a month. I'm mostly in chill mode now, at 25 I still partied nights a week. Don't be in a rush to grow up, you have your whole life to be old and boring, haha.
Be young, have fun. I know people who got married and had kids at 23, 24 and they're miserable now. I think people underestimate what it takes to be a parent. I feel like some people think it's like getting a puppy. I talked to my buddy from college after his first kid and asked how it was. In the most depressed voice you ever heard, he said, "It's You better be good and ready to give it up. So have fun, live life, and remember that your 20s are arguably the best decade of your life, as long as you keep your responsibilities to a minimum.
Date whoever you want, but with no expectations. You're a pretty girl, you'll have plenty of guys knocking on your door. No need to lock anyone down at this stage of the game. And, frankly, the older guys' interest in you is more than likely physical, because 18 and 26 don't really have much in common.
But by the time you finish reading this novel, you'll be 40, so I'll shut up now, haha.