Dating a man 12 years older
You can go back to attending frat parties and having people throw up on you. Do you really want to date someone who hasn't actually had a real job yet and is still going out and drinking like a college student?
For purposes of his anonymity, I am going to call just call him "Son." My friend said, "Son, you're 18 years old, so I am going to tell you how you date.Because whn you are sure, those OPINIONS are just opinions, not rules.Now, I'm sure your parents wnat the best for you, I'm sure they want to know that you are safe in this situation, that you aren't going to shut them out, that you won't be used or hurt because of this relationship. I never thought twice about our relationship until i realized i was going to have to tell my mom. We value the same things, he makes me incredibly happy, and i love him.Your BF is not in a relationship with your parents.
You can take what your parents say under consideration, you can use their OPINION as a giude post.
It's not at all that i fell in love with the wrong person, because i don't feel he is the wrong person at all, our only "problem" if any in our relationship is the age gap. As a dad, seeing that my daughter brings home a 40 (almost) year old guy... How important is the statement "age is just a number" to you?
His parents know about us and they like me, but i know it will be a big issue with my parents. Because you are going to have to solidify your belief in that statement to sell it to your parents.
And that means I can date a woman who is 16." From where did this ridiculous rule come?
You can date someone as young as half your age plus seven years? It's no wonder that so many women feel that men their own age are too immature.
If you believe in your relationship, you believe that you are making the right choice and doing the right thing for yourself, then approaching your parents will tough, but manageable.