Now that I am finished ranting, I say that at 18 the girl is of age and can choose who and who not to date, and if she genuinely cares for or loves the person then that is her choice.
If the guy is like 40 or 50, I would beg my daughter to consider everything this man intends before dating him. I understand your concern and to be honest, a lot of time age difference will break a relationship.
"He acknowledged the elephant in the room by cracking a joke with my dad about a sports championship they were both alive for that I was obviously not, and from there the meeting went much more smoothly.
We know that it’s going to be strange to meet our folks, but we appreciate anything you can do to lighten the mood without overcompensating.” 10. When people see a couple with a significant age difference, they “I was prepared for the typical challenges you face when you’re a younger woman dating an older man, but nothing could have prepped me for the judgements that strangers felt they had the right to make about my boyfriend and I to both of our faces,” says Jasmine, 26.
“When I first told my parents that I was dating someone much older they were skeptical -- but once we hit the one-year mark they finally understood that it wasn’t a phase, and wanted to meet him, which was weird, but I think that the way my boyfriend handled it was great.But time will take care of that, if it's not working, she will most likely not keep on dating him.Then it's also the factor of people maturing in different speeds or having so much other factors in common that love is possible and in many cases even great.I feel like I'm far from 18, but when I was that age I was still a kid.21 seemed very old to me and grown up because they were able to go to the bar.Keep up with her.“If age is nothing but a number, don't act like a grandpa.We like going out and doing things, so you better be ready to get that ass moving! So basically, if you don't like going out and getting drunk at the club or hitting some wack-ass music festival, maybe don't date a 20-something. Remember that she's not looking for a sugar daddy.“Not all of us are financially helpless.Even things that won't work out or seem like a great idea in the eyes of you, the parents, will make her grow.I think you have every right to be a little worried, it must be very scary to see your children growing up and making more of their own decisions.When my boyfriend came back I told him what happened.I expected him to say something to the bartender or to at least be as upset as I was, but instead he told me that he was sorry, and that this was going to happen, but that we couldn’t let other people’s ignorance get in the way of our relationship.