Daughter is dating a older man

Truth: Because he’s older, he’s undoubtedly making more than most guys your age.But consider this: his bigger paycheck is very likely going toward alimony payments, child support, private school tuition, college funds, and the expenses for two households. He’s broke by the time he pays out all of his expenses. Let’s be honest though; most men don’t look anything like George Clooney as they age.

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So the last few weeks, I notice her texting and talking on the phone to Guy more and more. She and I have discussed sex, safe sex, responsibility and consequences on numerous occasions, and she has confided in me about some of her friends activities; some that she disagrees with.

I start to question her on the nature of their relationship. On that note, I feel she is comfortable talking and being open with me.

Many parents in this situation fear that their 16-year-old will become pregnant or that her heart will be broken by this young man.

These are all valid questions and make the situation difficult to handle.

It's not at all that i fell in love with the wrong person, because i don't feel he is the wrong person at all, our only "problem" if any in our relationship is the age gap. As a dad, seeing that my daughter brings home a 40 (almost) year old guy... How important is the statement "age is just a number" to you?

His parents know about us and they like me, but i know it will be a big issue with my parents. Because you are going to have to solidify your belief in that statement to sell it to your parents.

While I’m sure there are some great older, men out there, I’m choosing to date in my own age range from now on. If you don’t want to be the arm candy he keeps handy in a vain attempt to recapture his youth, I recommend not dating anyone who’s closer to your parents’ age than your own.

These so-called perks are really just myths designed to mask a harsh reality—that drastic age gaps in relationships are considered creepy for a reason.

Many parents of teenage girls face a tough problem.

Should you allow your daughter to date an older boy?

I've been a lurker here for some time, and I've seen some great advice given out. I found out that my 17 (18 in 6 months) year old daughter is dating a 25 year old guy that she had previously only been friends with, and Im not sure how to handle this.