17 to 24 dating
I honestly am not so much looking for permission as I am curious about the thoughts of others. And if you had a daughter you might have a friggin clue, I dated a girl who was only a few months into being 17... I had made an exception in her case, because I had my own little rules for dating anyone more than a couple years younger than me. Her mother loved me, although it helped that her mom knew me. I'm well read, I keep up with the news, I'm active politically, I would rather watch a movie made 50 years before I was born than the latest torture-porn at the theatres.
I've pretty much made up my mind to ask her out unless I hear someone with a good reason not to, but I'm just wondering about some opinions.blueberry, all I can say is... The last thing I need are my testicles mounted on a trailor hitch. I'm looking for an actual relationship, not just to get laid.
Causes too many problems and may cause unemployment for either or both. As the parent of a 20 year old daughter, knowing her male friends that are her age, and thinking back on her level of maturity at 17 (and that of those same male friends at that age) I would have to say that I don't see anything wrong with it. BUT..this is a BIG factor..is still a minor..be VERY careful in your actions.
You show a good level of maturity by even thinking this through the way you are.
Apparently, so did SHE, since she didn't date the entire time she was in high school for that exact reason. To the parents out there that say they would not let there 17 year old daughter date a 20 year old boy. Lets just say YOU THINK you know everything that's happening. when I was in High School I had next to nothing in common with them. Anyway, I also think you're maybe looking for an excuse, or somebody's permission. If she or her parents have a problem you'll find out soon enough, even if you don't ask them.
I agree that there's generally a big difference between 20 and 17, which is why generally I don't date younger women and I've made it a rule not to date high school girls. As for not dating in the work place, if I had some important job I would agree. But 2-3 years older for the guy is quite typical -- the average age of the male in first marriages is about 2 years older, so maybe you're over-thinking this.
You would be wise to make sure her parents know about you. This guy is 20 and is actually mature enough to want to do the right thing..you think he would have done that at 17?
The worst thing you could do would be to date her without THEIR approval. My daughter has always been more mature than her years, and back when she was 17, I cringed when I thought about her wasting her time and emotional energy on 17 year-old "gomers". Most 17 year old girls are about as mature as a 20 year old boy. I have a 20 year old sister and I've seen how it works.
Last night we were talking and she mentioned it was her birthday. Heck, when I was in High School I had next to nothing in common with them.
A three year difference down the road is nothing,but at your ages it is big.2.
You need to stay away from dating in the work place.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... There's this girl I work with, have for about 2 months, who I think is pretty awesome.