Well I have just turned 16, and have gotten my GED so I'll be starting college in January. 16 is the legal age of consent here so it's fully legal to me to have a sexual relationship with an adult. However someone told me that it wouldn't be appropriate to date someone at my college because I'm "too young." even though I'm much more mature than most girls at my age and am in college, not high school.
Based on the few year age difference alone, would it really be that wrong for me to date someone in their early 20s? Everyone I meet thinks I'm in my 20s, and comments on how mature I am and many people say I talk like I'm in my 30s. So I don't really get why it would be so horrible for me to be with someone who matches my maturity level.
I don't plan on having sex until the relationship becomes semi-serious and meaningful when there is real love involved. I'm very ambitious and I know what I want in life and I'm not looking to just screw around with an older guy, its not like that at all with me.
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Having a relationship with a guy that much older isn't necessarily "wrong", but it is in a grey area.
You may not know this 'rule', but I think it makes a good point: You are allowed to date someone who is (/2) +7. So, say he is 22: 22/2 = 11 +7 = 18. So he would be allowed, according to this rule, to date a 18 yo.
It is also acceptable to date a 16 year old, especially when you are more mature for your age, but I do agree that you are still very young to be dating a guy in his 20s. He probably has a place of his own and/or works a fulltime job, while you are starting college. Also, assuming you are a virgin, the first time really is something you will remember for the rest of your life. Ask yourself: Am I okay with this guy being my first?
I hope I am not coming off as too "strict" or something, this is just my opinion. If you have questions, ask ahead!0