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Would you allow your child to date someone 10 years older than her/him?


I have a friend who has a 16 year old daughter who is currently dating 26 year old guy. If you're the parent, would you allow this?

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Teresa Sanderson (kansasyarn) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your experience on this. It does help when you know the person.

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Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    I just hope they see the difference between lust and love.

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Dorothy Cooper (dorothy0328) says

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    Dorothy Cooper (dorothy0328) 3 years ago

    I just saw that you were asking about a 16 year old girl chances are no I would not allow this to go on. But only a parent knows their child well enough to say if she mature enough to date him or not.


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junkseller says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    Thank you for for this insightful answer. Age is more important rather than just the age difference.

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lburmaster says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    How did your parents react when they learned you're dating someone 11 years older?


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Katejaynemorris says

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Devika Primić (DDE) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    There's so much pressure and responsibility once people exclusively date.

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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    Perhaps knowing the guy a little more will make a huge difference.

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John Paolo B.Magdaluyo (PaoloJpm) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    A background check would be nice.

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hiba naeem says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    At least your parents know what it feels like to be in such a relationship.

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Jack Brown (Caveman67) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 3 years ago

    i understand your thoughts. But the mere fact that they hooked up, there must be something in common with them. I just hope that both are responsible enough for their actions.


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