Exactly.OnceUGoMac said:Although it's only a difference of 4 years, a 21 year old is more advanced in life than a 17 year old. Basically, it's a drinking-aged college grad versus a high schooler. When I was 21, I had no interest in even talking to a high schooler, let alone dating them. It sounds like there's some arrested development going on.
That reply provided a laugh because with each decade there are shifting views of every issue that a person had to deal with in life. Back to the question posed: I believe that there is a real difference in maturity and readiness between 17 and 21 year olds.MrSmith said:Wait till you're 40
Same here.. the end of college was huge for me.Abstract said:Either way, I think its accurate for me to say that the biggest change I have experienced as a person happened between the ages of 19-22, so this 4 year difference is massive, IMO.
Im almost 100% sure its not about about sex.They just want to go out to a movie or dinner every now and then more like friends then anything nothing serious.Macaddicttt said:It all depends on the girl. If she's mature enough, then it's fine. Right now I'm 19 and dating a 16 year-old girl (well, she's almost 17), and although sometimes the whole college/high school difference is apparent, it isn't really a big deal because she can handle it.
I guess it also depends on the guy, too. If he's just after sex, it's a problem. Just look at the two people and see what they want out of the relationship. If they are seriously interested in each other for a serious relationship, then it's fine. If the guy is just after sex or is taking advantage of the girl's age, or if the girl is just after the "glamor" or dating a college guy, then it's no good.
No, the officially creepy version would have been the 80+ year old man and the 17 year old girl having a rather loud sexual relationship.cr2sh said:I'm officially unsubscribing from this thread. I dunno.. its kinda creeping me out.