I'm just curious what people will say.
What are your opinions? and What do you think and why?
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The problem is that in many places 17 is underage and therefore it is illegal and considered statutory rape.
I don't have a problem with age differences. If you're 25 dating a 40 year old, that's cool. But one of the issues with someone as young as 17/18 is they are impressionable and can more easily be manipulated. So even if it's legal, people might look down upon a 30yr old dating a 18 yr old because they're worried that the 30yr old is manipulating the 18yr old. I'm not saying that's true, there are definitely some mature 18 year olds, but that may be one reason why people would think it's weird.
Another thing is maturity. Someone who's just out of high school is going to act differently than someone who's already 4 years out of college and in the "real" world of having a full time job. If the 18year old is super mature and you guys can make it work, then that's great! But it may be hard to work out simply because you have different life experiences.0