Dating 16 year old girl
I was in high school not too long ago - any one of my friends would be appalled with one of us dating a 13 year old. I am NOT saying your son is a bad person at all, but a 13 year old is very susceptible to manipulation by older boys, and even if he means no harm at all, I cannot imagine that this is anything but a disaster waiting to happen. This is going to cause a lot more drama for the both of them than it’s worth. It’s likely that she’ll be able to have very limited contact with him- especially any kind of privacy - due to her age and his age.I’m basing this solely on my own experiences, so take it with a grain of salt, but I feel most 13 year olds shouldn’t be doing much dating at all. I’m usually all for giving teenagers space when it comes to dating but not when they’re involving a 13 year old.Find out (I guarantee it's above 13) and make sure your son knows how serious underage sex is these days. But as long as her parents are ok with it, I would let it go.He could be branded as a sex offender for life, literally. I was also 13 when I started highschool(late bday but I did turn 14 the 1st week of school).
Adults and students *in the same high school* date all the time with age differences. The prisons don't have room for all the teens who violate this law.It might be that some of those things aren't the case, but you get the picture: 16 and 20 can be quite different life stages in a way that 18 and 22, or 20 and 24, are not likely to be.I think most people would look down at a relationship with this particular age gap — not necessarily because we assume the older man is a predator, though some will think that too, but because a 20 year old would need to be markedly immature and perhaps emotionally delayed to want to date a 16 year old.I also started dating a guy who was 16 the week I turned 14 and we dated for 3 years.
I wouldn’t worry to much as long as they are not having sex.He told me this a couple days ago and i'm not sure how to respond. And ask him if there is anyone in his cohort he fancies? I know my 16 yr old was roasting one of his buddies for dating a girl in the 8th grade. Internet privacy as well (depending on how they communicate..chatting or texting..fully clothed, if it looks like grooming could be a problem).