The reason he left me ultimately was because I fell in love, and completely disregarded the fact that his goals didn't align directly with me. Dear Panel, Me and this guy have been talking and we really like each other, but I am 17 and he is 25. That's shows a real lack of respect for your parents' viewpoint and their rules for you, as their dependent child. And finally, proud to say you are a 21-year-old virgin. It's okay to be attracted to older men, as long as you can stand firm for what you believe. I've always been a very mature, responsible, free spirited girl with an open view on the world. Attending college, mastering a trade, or figuring out what the heck he really wants to do with his life.
I'm not saying you're wrong, but that's an illogical statement. I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it. To prevent 21 year old men from preying on 16 year old girls. Many times with someone your age dating a much older person, both people are at different stages in their life and want different things. Instead of giving in, take the flattery, move forward, and let it boost your self-esteem.
There are a slew of other crimes that might be committed. I would consider myself pretty mature for my age group and him not so mature so we get on really well and the past 5 months have been great. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or should be formed by use of the site. Yes, I think your age difference is too large at this point in your life. Put your foot down for what you believe.
The reason I came here asking is because I wanted an opinion from other parents. If they mesh well together then both can contribute to the relationship, not just him because he's older. Is it legal for a 16 year old to be with a 23 year old? In fact, in a sense, whether your sexually actively with this person or not, they are robbing you of your innocence. He was 29, and was with a girl who was 19. We got married,have a son together and i couldnt wish for a better husband! He was a great guy and the 4 year gap didn't bother any of us. Being in love as a teen is a very special thing, being in love at any age is a special thing.
You know you truly love someone when you're willing to go against anyone, even your parents for them. Ten year difference and yes what if the parents consented in this case also. The age gap you have isn't big if you are both adults but you are still a child and he's an adult. You are unsure how everyone will react to this news, that you are a 21-year-old virgin. Same situation c: I'm 16 and it feels right it's not about the sex he doesn't want that.
Like Hugh Hefner and Holly for main example. Now I am 21 years old and I like a 17 year old Christian. You claim you should be respected as an adult and are just as responsible, then prove it by making a responsible choice here. The fact of the matter is there will always be someone out there, older or younger, that will try to manipulate you. And what if she wants to go to college? No you shouldn't be dating a 21 year old. Dear Panel, My younger brother got involved in a serious relationship when he was 17.
So when you do fall in love with someone for real, I feel like you should hold on to that for as long as it lasts. Dating anyone who is not also legally an adult is extremely risky. Think of it this way, is it okay for a 22 year old to date a 12 year old. For this exact reason you should be sleeping with somebody who makes you forget about these imperfections. Because if you could, there wouldn't be so many people divorced or breaking up.
He said she was 16 almost 17, and she lied about her age, he was 22 and they were caught having sex in movie theater. Be prepared for an older man to start showing up with gray hair or begin balding mine is bald and has a touch of gray. I just was curious as a parent how you all would take it. Why is the man so interested in dating someone in their mid-teens? I do understand that adults have been in this situation, but I just feel like parents should also be understanding and not try to stand in the way of their kids happiness. They moved from Texas to Florida and tried living together but broke up.