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political July 27th, 2015 9:01pm

Your 16 year old daughter wants to go on a date with an 18 year old guy. Does his age influence your decision?

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FarmerManE djent
07/28/15 6:13 am

As long as both parties are consenting, love is love

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missblank101 Ithaca, New York
07/28/15 5:55 am

Its really hard being 16 or 17 and looking for a man. Either you want an immature boy who, odds are is younger than you and has a pre pubescent boy, or a man that's 19 or 20 that is maturethen it automatically becomes a legal issue for the next year.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/28/15 1:31 am

If he was 18 and already a high school graduate and my daughter was 16 and a high school sophomore (very possible), I'd be hesitant because of the maturity difference. However, if he's an 18-year-old senior and she's a 16-year-old junior, no biggie.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/28/15 1:33 am

A lot would depend on how they met and what the boy was like as an individual.

TomM
07/28/15 1:01 am

By age 16 you have hopefully talked to her about boys or you better hurry up before you become a grandparent. I really doubt you can dictate who she can go out with, it just doesn't work anymore.

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
07/28/15 12:11 am

His age isn't as important as her age. 16 is too young.

TomM
07/28/15 12:53 am

16 is too young to go out?

kspells TheOtherOtherside
07/28/15 4:27 am

Yes. As a couple on a date. There are some people who meet as teens that end up staying together. Mostly teen romances are short. I know 1 year doesn't sound like it would make a difference but 17, perfect age to start.

coolwearm Colorado
07/27/15 11:24 pm

My girlfreind and I are a year and a month apart, as a February well be 16 and 18 for about 3 weeks. It's not that big of a deal.

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coolwearm Colorado
07/27/15 11:25 pm

I'm going into my senior year and she's going into her junior year.

EarlyBird Portland
07/28/15 5:06 am

Be careful. Now you can get into big trouble, if you know what I mean.

Ash28 USA
07/27/15 11:15 pm

I'd be more okay with it if he was still in high school, I'm 16 and I would likely not go out with someone who wasn't because my friend did and it was so awkward for the rest of us.

greeengoddess Minnesota
07/27/15 11:13 pm

Females are often more mature (on average) than males around that age, and 2 years is not something to really worry about anyway.

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phen nebraska
07/27/15 10:08 pm

Daughters maturity would be more important to me...

MrJuiceBoxHero Kindred
07/27/15 9:38 pm

Most of you all mentioning the age difference. That is a sophomore in highschool dating someone who has a graduated. Depending on birthdays, but you get the idea of a scenario

bluecoffee Teaching Truth
07/27/15 9:33 pm

Absolutely not. The answer is "no".

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RB20 Indiana
07/27/15 9:02 pm

Two years is nothing. Why would I care

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LadyA Earth Explorer
07/27/15 8:32 pm

Age, no. Personality and manners might be a factor but 2 year age gap, no.

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LadyA Earth Explorer
07/27/15 8:33 pm

But then again I never let my foster kid date anyone I didn't meet first.

MrMilkdud
07/27/15 6:47 pm

I'd sit down and explain all the issues with dating an 18yo who wants to date a 16yo and my daughter would probably lose interest in him.

political Georgia
07/27/15 8:12 pm

You'd be doing that for every guy your daughter is interested.

MrMilkdud
07/27/15 8:14 pm

Yeah, but there would be a lot more character assassination going on in this scenario.

political Georgia
07/27/15 8:26 pm

Can I be your lawyer if this happens?

MrMilkdud
07/27/15 8:27 pm

I won't need one. I'm not going on a public campaign.

MrMilkdud
07/27/15 8:28 pm

Although I may need a lawyer if I leave any evidence at the crime scene.

political Georgia
07/27/15 8:29 pm

Good! I will have to charge for SOH conversations because time is money.

MrMilkdud
07/27/15 8:45 pm

You could charge everyone in the same thread for each post you make. Lawyers love stacking up billable time like that.

political Georgia
07/27/15 8:46 pm

Of course!

MrMilkdud
07/27/15 6:48 pm

There's usually a 2 year window or a provision for high school students.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
07/27/15 4:58 pm

Not a fan. Why is a college bound guy interested in a high schooler?

rstatesmen2 equally unfair to ALL
07/27/15 6:15 pm

They could still be a high school senior.😈

MrMilkdud
07/27/15 6:49 pm

He's still college bound, though.
Not many college freshmen want to be tethered to a high school girl.

missblank101 Ithaca, New York
07/28/15 5:50 am

Why does an 18 year old guy automatically turn into a "college bound guy?" Not every 18 year old is going to go go college.

MrMilkdud
07/28/15 7:22 am

For crying out loud. The author of this poll is an 18 year old, college bound guy.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
07/27/15 4:50 pm

Not really. I don't think it's a significant difference.

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caboose2050 Blood Gulch
07/27/15 6:02 pm

Agree depending on when their birthdays are

tsd715 New York City
07/27/15 4:36 pm

It's a major factor, but it mostly depends on who the guy is. I'd ask to meet him first.

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biker4life Arizona
07/27/15 4:13 pm

It does and that answer is no.

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Tausif7 California
07/27/15 4:07 pm

I would have to have an interview him, just a friendly know his mindset and then yeah

Elliebear DFW
07/27/15 3:58 pm

Only if she was mature for her age and I met the guy first. He would also have to be mature and well mannered.

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Kay41 the Midwest
07/27/15 3:27 pm

It depends on the maturity of my daughter and I would need to meet the guy. Most likely it would be fine.

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political Georgia
07/27/15 5:24 pm

Wouldn't that be for all dating partners regardless of the person's age?

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
07/27/15 3:04 pm

If I know she is responsible I'd let her go

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PrincessPetal Austin, TX
07/27/15 3:04 pm

2 years isn't much of a difference

rons WOKE is sick
07/27/15 2:40 pm

That the age me and the bride started dating. married 2.5 yrs later. That was in 1961

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/27/15 2:38 pm

2 years difference? No, it doesn't have any influence.

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johnnycub Bronx
07/27/15 2:19 pm

If the age of consent 16, then fine, although I wouldn't want them to be having sex so soon. I'm more worried about who the guy is as a person than his age.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/27/15 2:14 pm

It depends on the guy. If I don't know him, then yeah, it's a factor. If this is a guy that she's grown up with or a kid from our youth group or something then I don't have an issue.

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iPolitix Political Party Animal
07/27/15 2:12 pm

Ehhhhhhh, no. I would've had to known the boy & his family for years. Same if my son was 18 & wanting to date a 16 yr old. My probation officer doesn't like too much drama for this llama.
😡
*racks a round into the shotgun*
Any more questions.

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sydwel
07/27/15 2:12 pm

Age would not have an impact. And I wouldn't call it "my decision," but I of course would want to have an open dialogue with my child about healthy relationships.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/27/15 2:08 pm

My decision? About what? My daughter would make her own decisions.

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political Georgia
07/27/15 2:10 pm

You won't be involved in your kid's relationships?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/27/15 2:12 pm

Go ahead and try to tell a 16 year old girl she's "not allowed" to see somebody they like. I'm sure it'll work.

political Georgia
07/27/15 2:14 pm

It can if the parent is firm.

iPolitix Political Party Animal
07/27/15 2:15 pm

Laserbeam likes the "raised by wolves" method of child rearing. A very hands off approach. Like really hands off. Like another state & changed name because there's a warrant for back child support kinda hands off.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/27/15 2:15 pm

Your scenario depicts a sophomore/junior dating a senior/recent grad. Is that really a big deal?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/27/15 2:18 pm

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/27/15 2:21 pm

You have to give your kids room to make mistakes on their own. Sheltering them until adulthood does them no favors.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/27/15 6:05 pm

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PresWK Minnesota
07/27/15 2:05 pm

No, if they're only two years apart at that age I'm fine

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conservativevet
07/27/15 2:04 pm

Fucking Pedophile! Back the Fuck Off, or I will shoot your balls off Creep!

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political Georgia
07/27/15 2:05 pm

That's probably what you would say about any guy wanting to date your daughter. :)

conservativevet
07/27/15 2:05 pm

Probably.

political Georgia
07/27/15 2:10 pm

If The Lord blesses me with a daughter in the future, I will be the same way.

political Georgia
07/27/15 2:02 pm

I'm not a parent, but that's only two years apart. As long as he is a good person, I think it's fine.

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kennabenena life is a blonde moment
07/27/15 2:07 pm

I don't know if it's the age difference that would be the issue, but more the fact that he's a legal adult & she isn't...

political Georgia
07/27/15 2:09 pm

My imaginary daughter hopefully won't be engaging in sex, so I don't think I would have a problem.

kennabenena life is a blonde moment
07/27/15 2:10 pm

True. That's not exactly what I was thinking of. (Don't ask what I was thinking of because I don't know) 😅