amy roloff dating - 20 year old dating 16 wrong

He was staying at the girl's house, with the parents permission until 2am sime nights (even school nights). The girl told her mom that they had been making out. The mom told her just not to let her father hear of it again. But the dad called me today and was asking my opinion.

But I'd find it sufficiently odd to be problematic for most high schoolers to be dating someone he/she did not at least meet in HS. This wasn't uncommon in my high school years either.

So the extreme would probably be for a HS freshman to be dating a HS senior - then the next year you could have a college Sr. Note this was in the early 70s, and a frequent complaint of high school guys was that a lot of the girls were only interested in college men.

That said, it was about the maximum age gap without getting skeevy, IME.

The girls my age who were dating guys older than that were usually headed for trouble.

Where it becomes weird is the different stages of life the two are in.

Most people would not think it strange at all if a 40 year old man was dating a 35 year old woman--5 years just isn't a huge gap.

A five-year age gap is not necessarily a big deal, depending on the age of the people involved.

At 21/16, there's definitely something weird going on.

Then I'd start providing the appropriate level of supervision for a 16 year old dating for the first time--which does not include 2am makeout sessions.

If he's still interested in dating her when it involves things like family dinners and an 11pm curfew, then let young love run its course.

A 16-year-old is too young for any 21-year-old, regardless of gender or level of social skills.

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