I'm not sure if I should be concerned for my friend or not. I wasn't until other people told me it's wrong my friend is 17 and she is mature for her age but the guy she's been talking to is 23 almost 24. I've known this guy for about a year and she's known him for about 3 years it's only been the last 2 months they've become closer. From what I know they haven't slept together and she's still a virgin. He is a respectful & mature guy but should I be concerned? Her parents know him and are friendly with him but I'm not sure they know that something's going on. Should I speak to her parents, her or what? I trust him but should I take extra precautions?
An age gap doesn't really matter in my opinion. She's 17 now but what happens when she's 18? Will those friends even give a shit once she legally an "adult"? Or what about a 47 and a 54 year old? Noone gives a shit that age gap. An age gap gets less important as you get older. Age doesn't define a person as bad if they are dating a younger person, it's the actions that they do. I think you should just let her deal with it as she is old enough to handle these kind of situations and if it works out that is great :) but if you feel like taking extra precautions you might stop what could have been. You never know this guy could be her future husband, what if you prevented what could have happend?