And only allow him at his house if you know and trust his parents to keep an eye on them.I wasn't allowed to date until 16 growing up, and while I didn't like it I didn't really rebel ,but I know some do.I started dating at 17, and all the guys I was with definitely had one thing on their mind that's for sure, but I never did anything at that age, and I wasn't pushed to do anything either.

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I don't know what I'd do in your situation though other than what you are already doing - keep a close eye on them, and remain open and honest with your daughter I think the best thing you can do is to get to know the boy.

Perhaps the assumption he is after something your daughter is too young for is an unfair one, and he's like the 16 year old boys I knew when I was that age, they were in to books and video games rather than sex and alcohol.

It is also important to note that I am confident the age difference is not an issue to her at all, and I suspect her family is OK with it as well, since about 8 months ago she ended a 2-year relationship with someone the same age as me. If it turns out that it won't work out then , atleast you tried. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." - Johnny Cash uh oh 5 years. Once people pass the 20 year old mark, there isnt so much difference in age. Everyone was on their case when they were dating, especially her family.

Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.. I think that it is perfectly fine to date someone younger then you. Who knows this maybe the women that you may spend the rest of your life with or something. If you can keep up with her danceclubbing every weekend and zipping all over the place with youthly vigor, then i dont see a problem. I know people older than me that im more mature then, and i know people way younger than me that are much more responsible. The guy is 14 years her senior and guess what, 8 years later they're still married and still inlove! My ex-husband is five years older than I am-- we met when I was 23 and he was 28. We had many similar likes and tastes, and grew to be best friends. No one ever believes me when I tell them how old he is. If you two get along and have stuff in common (which is important) then go for it! It's really up to you and how you feel about it, as well as, your partner. Please note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical advice.

What I am more concerned with is the age difference.

I find her very attractive, and we have a great deal in common, so we're able to sit and talk to each other very easily -- that "spark" is definitely there.

Yeah it's something to think about.is she going to be ready when I'm ready..if I can't put the age aside..these things go through my mind but I can't live my life like that..it doesn't work out I want it to be for a different reason not because he's younger than me..is nothing but a # and when you realize that...you'll be happy with her!!

*Looking for advice* my daughter Jordan is 12 (13 in April) and is in year 7 at high school. They go to the same school and have known each other for years.

At that age 4 years is a huge deal, and they wont really have a lot in common. But hey, maybe hes a great awesome guy and its meant to be!

Just keep an eye on them When I was 16, I babysat 12 yr olds. At this age and stage I do find it a bit weird even if he is nice.

Don't listen to people that say that you are too old for her. I see no problem with this at all.....i'd date a 19 year old if i could, but im a dirty old man ha ha ha I think that if you think that the two of you would be a good match, you should go for it! Is she experiencing "21" and partying it up right now? I don't think age really matters, especially a 5 year difference. From the experience and maturity point of view, he was the best guy I ever dated. In my experience, it was usually people outside of our relationship who had a problem with the age gap, not us. My rule of thumb is if the person your interested in is old enough to have given birth to you then I would not consider them. If you or someone close to you is currently in crisis or in an emergency situation, contact your local law enforcement agency or emergency number.