I'm 20 years old and my dad puts his foot down on me dating a 36 year old man. I know that it is a 16 age difference. But what is the big deal we're both adults it is not like just because you date someone doesn't mean that you will marry or have kids with them. Why do they trip so much?
Most Helpful Guy
Because your dad was once a horny young man and he knows how men think. It's hypocritical, but he wants to protect you from men like he used to be. A 36 year old dude (My age) who wants an immature (no offense) girl who's 20 years old and has no idea what she really wants out of life yet (no offense, again) is really only looking for sex, UNLESS he is so emotionally immature he relates to that age group.
So no, I wouldn't want my daughter dating this guy. If you had a son you would be just as protective of him, too.18
Most Helpful Girl
They don't want you to be hurt. If your dad is picky about who you date, that usually means they care. It may be annoying and I agree that they should back off since you're an adult, but they just don't want to see you get hurt by any man. Personally, I wouldn't want my daughters if I had any dating anyone more than five years older than them because I'd see it as they want a young trophy girlfriend and don't really care much about them, but I can't make their decision for them and they need to experience these sorts of things by themselves.0