StillConfused7 Posted April 4, 2017 Share Posted April 4, 2017 Hey all, I need some advice. So, thanks to the internet and some mutual friends, I'm actually on the verge of dating someone. The thing is, I just turned 21, and she turns 17 next month. We live quite a distance from each other (she's in Michigan, I'm in Oklahoma), and we have agreed that we would both like to date/be with each other, and that we will wait however long it takes to see each other. Basically, have the relationship, but not force a meetup terribly soon, since I'm a broke college student, and she's a high schooler. So, my question is, should I go with it? My heart says yes, but I keep getting mixed opinions from others. Sexual relations aside due to distance, what are peoples' thoughts on here? I've never been in this kind of situation before, and the mixed statements from my peers is throwing me off. On the one hand, my parents met when my mom was 20 and my dad was 33, and were together for nearly 40 years. They had a lot more of an age difference than this girl and I do, but I guess the big factor that's causing those opinions is the age of consent thing. That aside (again, massive distance kinda inhibits any sexual activity), what do you all think? My rule of thumb has always been 5 years either way from my age, but I would like advice from others outside my social circle. Like I said, she and I basically agreed to commit to each other, despite the distance, so it's the age that keeps messing with people. Any advice helps! Link to comment
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