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Old 09-09-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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My and my wife started dating when she was in high school and I was in college, four years difference. Got Mama's permission first, of course.

My wife simply couldn't stand boys her own age, they were too immature for her. It seems to have worked out. We dated for 8 years, had a two year engagement, and now we've been married for ten years.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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Simple solution. My daughter (now 3 y.o.) isn't allowed to date until she's 30! Or until I'm dead - which may come sooner.

I'm my own worst nightmare! I'm 15 years older than my wife, and if my daughter ever brings home someone 15 years older, I'd have to beat him to death, given that I can raise my cane high enough to do it.

That humming noise you will someday hear will be the sound of me spinning in my grave.

Don't worry ... you still have around 9 years before reality hits home
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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For a child who is licensed to drive and is enrolled in high school, the dating pool should be limited to other licensed drivers who are also enrolled in high school. Long term relationships with one party going off to college while the other has a year of high school remaining would be a possible exception, although those seldom make it through the first semester of college.

For a child who is too young to drive and is enrolled in high school, the dating pool should be limited to other high school students who are too young to drive.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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For a child who is licensed to drive and is enrolled in high school, the dating pool should be limited to other licensed drivers who are also enrolled in high school. Long term relationships with one party going off to college while the other has a year of high school remaining would be a possible exception, although those seldom make it through the first semester of college.

For a child who is too young to drive and is enrolled in high school, the dating pool should be limited to other high school students who are too young to drive.
Great in theory but probably very hard to enforce in practice
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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For a child who is licensed to drive and is enrolled in high school, the dating pool should be limited to other licensed drivers who are also enrolled in high school. Long term relationships with one party going off to college while the other has a year of high school remaining would be a possible exception, although those seldom make it through the first semester of college.

For a child who is too young to drive and is enrolled in high school, the dating pool should be limited to other high school students who are too young to drive.

I think kids without licenses can date older kids with, my DD would be able to...she just can be driven anywhere by them.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Great in theory but probably very hard to enforce in practice
Very true. It's all hard to enforce in practice, though.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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It's almost like those teens are trying to make decisions for themselves, darnit!
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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I think kids without licenses can date older kids with, my DD would be able to...she just can be driven anywhere by them.

can't
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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3 or 4 years is no problem with me. More than that, it would depend. There is a lot more variation in the maturity levels within a particular age, such as 15 or 19, than there is between an average 15-year-old and and average 19-year-old. Plus, if maturity is still in progress, why would it matter to an outsider whether the maturity levels were different? Why is it a good thing to insist that the blind ought to be leading the blind when it comes to dating? I never understood that and still don't.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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I am shocked by all of the different views on this topic- My just turned 17 YO daughter dates a boy 1 year 2 months older- they have been dating for 6 months and are serious- they are together daily and seem so happy-I am in contact with his parents- they go on trips with each other families- he will go to college next year and his dad already said he wasn't sending him too far away because he would miss my daughter too much- this is my 1st child and it is overwhelming but they are so happy together- I wouldn't want her going out with anyone much older than this....
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