I frequent the gym where I've become acquainted with a 17y/o girl who seems to be interested. she initiates conversations, gives me flirty eyes and seems to like me.
what are your thoughts on us dating? (legal)
Id like to get to know her better but im anxious people will judge me.
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Here is my story... I was 23 when I met my wife, she was also 17. Never had any issues with friends or family. Age difference was totally accepted by everyone. Even though I love her to death, if I ever relived my life, I would not date someone that much younger again. At 23 I was done school, college and was working and established in a career. She was still in high school. For years, I paid for most things, did all the driving, paid all vehicle expenses and so on. She paid when she could, but she only worked a minimum wage part-time job. She went to college, but never got a job in that field. Minimum wage part-time job continued!!! She was a wonderful person, but it took a long time for her to finally get a career going and some money coming in. By the time she was financially established, she was mid-20's and I was over 30! She was laid off from her job during the recession and it took a few years to recover from that. We are finally in a house for the first time in our relationship of almost 20 years! Even though she is a great person and our relationship is fantastic, love isn't everything. Money and careers is also important. Because she was so much younger, and her career got delayed, I basically put my life on hold for several years waiting for her to get done school and start a career. Basically, if I did it again, at 23 I would have rather found someone my own age who was also done school and also now established in a career and our lives together could have progress much faster and sooner compared to where I am at today!0