Okay. Age differences matter less than life experiences... Its completely concievable for a 50 year old to be at the same place in their life as a 80 year old (retired, kids grown up and moved away, just want to settle down etc etc). Naturally the age range with comparable experiences drops as you get younger. A 21 year old and a 25 year old will have more in common than a 20 year old and a 16 year old. You follow? An 18 year old has finished manditory education. And is either looking at higher ed, or work. Either way they are an adult looking at adult problems like paying the rent and buying food. A 15 year old is a teenager. They need to worry about school, homework, hobbies/afterschool clubs and school yard politics. Its too big a gap.
WAY in my opinion it'sWAY too big: you're 15, he's 33 Completely different responsibilities, life, independence past experience, financial means, work situation. He may have a child your age (with a baby mother and and ex) A slanted relationship thus.
For a teen it is certainly a bit too big, due to even more important factors, namely maturity and different life stages. At 18 he is in a transition from teen to adult, learning to take the work and responsibilities a grown-up has to do, like earning a living, getting a job or into college, and surviving in the society, while at 15 life does not get far from school and other respective cliques and groups. The mentality and daily schedules are a lot different between you two. It will be hard for you to cope with each others' lives. The age range widens at adulthood, but for now it safer to go for someone no more than a year's age difference since than minimizes the differences I mentioned.
It's a big difference, too big for me. He'll be out of high school soon, and you'll still have three years to go. I generally don't like the idea of high school students dating people out of school. Maybe 17/18 or 18/19 but no more than that.
Well... seeing as how you're a minor and he isn't, you're breaking the law. If you're okay with the potential consequences if you have sex (statutory rape), then by all means go ahead.
My 15 year old sister thinks she's mature enough to date seniors. I always tell her she's not ready and has no idea what she's doing with her life, while the senior typically has more concrete plans (already has a college he/she is planning to attend, or a trade school or what not)
Every time she ignores me and gets screwed over. I have a feeling this will be the same thing.
The funny thing about advice is that the person rarely wants to know what others think, they just want affirmation that their opinion is correct.
That's how I feel about all highschoolers that ask for opinions... whether that's right or wrong, you decide.