Is it alright for anybody to date someone who is as old as their father or mother?
- YesVote A
- Undecided or really doesn't careVote B
- NoVote C
Most Helpful Girl
If you're under 18 and you want to date someone that old, then just stop right there!
No, girl! It's really not okay in the slightest! You may not realize it now, but that will have a significant impact on you. Whoever the man/woman is knows that you are vulnerable because you're so young and impressionable and they will take advantage of that. You'll think it's awesome that you can chill with people who are so much older, that will boost your ego and you'll feel that you're old enough to do other things (like have sex). It's manipulation. I think that's one of the reasons that there is a such thing as statutory rape... while having sex with someone so much older might be consensual, there is a looooot of manipulation going on; and in ways that are so not obvious to you that it only proves my point even further.
Trust me, I was "with" a 35 year old when I was 13 and it has taken me until this point in my life to realize that as much as he said "it doesn't matter because age is just a number", he was only taking advantage of my youth. Don't do it, girl!1