I would rip off your arms and beat you with the bloody stumps. I wanna kill him i do i do some one help me ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Two problems right off the bat.1.

There is a huge difference between 20 and 17 from a maturity point.

18 year old dating a 17 year old-27

Causes too many problems and may cause unemployment for either or both. As the parent of a 20 year old daughter, knowing her male friends that are her age, and thinking back on her level of maturity at 17 (and that of those same male friends at that age) I would have to say that I don't see anything wrong with it. BUT..this is a BIG factor..is still a minor..be VERY careful in your actions.

You show a good level of maturity by even thinking this through the way you are.

Apparently, so did SHE, since she didn't date the entire time she was in high school for that exact reason. To the parents out there that say they would not let there 17 year old daughter date a 20 year old boy. Lets just say YOU THINK you know everything that's happening. Do you think a 20 year old dating a 17 year old is wrong?

I agree that there's generally a big difference between 20 and 17, which is why generally I don't date younger women and I've made it a rule not to date high school girls. As for not dating in the work place, if I had some important job I would agree. Of course it is WRONG, unless the woman is the 20 year old and the 17 year old is a male. when I was in High School I had next to nothing in common with them. Anyway, I also think you're maybe looking for an excuse, or somebody's permission. If she or her parents have a problem you'll find out soon enough, even if you don't ask them.

My son is about to be 20 and his GF just turned 18. They are a good couple and respect her parents rules and wishes..has his own apt. I am sort of refreshed to see them so smitten with one another versus playing the field like some kids do!

Real me You may not see anything wrong with dating a co worker but,the simple fact of the matter is many employers do.When I was 21, I was with a girl who was 16, had the body of a 22 y.o. The moral of this is, don't expect your parents to tell you the whole truth as to why they're not approving.Three years between a boy and a girl makes you about even emotionally.And to the weird guy who has a daughter and would like to kill the OP: Maybe I would feel differently if I had a daughter that age but I sure feel sorry for your daughter. I'd be respectful but I don't know if I'd not see her because of it. Naturally i want to protect her and if that make me weird then so be it. Oh, and just in response (kind of) to blueberryman's posts, about fathers and such, the girls dad had no problem with things either. I'm an almost 20 year old guy, I have a job, I have a car, I go to school, I don't touch drugs, I drink maybe three times a year and when I do, its in a friends basement where I know I'm staying for the night.I honestly am not so much looking for permission as I am curious about the thoughts of others. And if you had a daughter you might have a friggin clue, I dated a girl who was only a few months into being 17... I had made an exception in her case, because I had my own little rules for dating anyone more than a couple years younger than me. Her mother loved me, although it helped that her mom knew me. I'm well read, I keep up with the news, I'm active politically, I would rather watch a movie made 50 years before I was born than the latest torture-porn at the theatres.Dont date,..to,.even look at a girl that has TEEN in her age. Now lets say that my oldest was 17 and you wanted to date her,... I would invite you over for dinner,..dont worry about her 6 uncles sitting there in the living room cleaning their shotguns,..are harmless,..unless prevoked. As I said, I've never dated someone younger than me.