Chasity - posted on 07/08/2016 ( 140 moms have responded )
My sister is 17 and her bf is 21. They've been together almost a year. I don't see the big deal about it. I was wondering how moms of teenage daughters feel about 16/17 year olds dating guys 21+.
I'm open minded and I believe that love is not biased. As long as both parties are consenting and have common interests, it's not horrible to me. Biologically, it's proven that girls mature faster than guys, so a 17 year old girl could be more level headed than a 21 year old guy. Also, the age of consent is 16 here. So, parents legally can't stop it anyway. I know so many parents and older people are terrified by the thought of an older man dating a teenage girl, they say things like, "What does he want with her?"
But honestly, there are PLENTY of things that a 21-22 year old could have in common with a 16-17 year old (ex: interests, music, likes/dislikes, personality traits, maturity) just to name a few. Most young girls are actually quite more fun to be around and optimistic. I am 25 btw, lol.
BUT, I can say that at 16/17 I had a lot to offer and I would've been a great catch for an older guy. I had brains, looks, toughness, and a bubbly personality. Besides the point, younger women have just as much to offer as older women, if not more. Sorry for the long rant, but I love a good debate. (: