I think this very well could be a GD, but I thought I’d start it in IMHO, so if it gets too bad, feel free to move it on . . .
OK, so here’s the story, a friend of mine (19) is dating a girl that is 15 (and a half, if that makes a difference). I personally have a problem with this. Now, it’s not the four years age difference that I think is the problem. I think 18 and 22 is still a somewhat questionable age gap, but I think it’s definitley better than 19 and 15. I don’t even think 24 and 20 would be that bad, but since he’s in college and she’s still in high school there is most likely a maturity gap.
I must admit that I have not met this girl, but just on principle I don’t think it’s a good idea for this to be going on. To add to this story he was talking to her older sister before this. He is a good person, but I think that it is at the very least morally questionable to be involved with a girl that young (at these ages). They’re both still growing up, finding things about themselves out, and at 15 I would guess that she is especially. I don’t think he should be getting into a relationship with her at this age, he doesn’t seem to be taking her feelings into consideration either (that’s a recipe for bad news).
Anywho, I was wondering, what does everyone think about this? I’m sure plenty of dopers have had experience with age differences, so any stories, advice, opinions, etc. would be helpful.