16 dating 20 year old college dating someone in high school
Your 18-year-old son is dating a 16-year-old female classmate – no big deal, right?A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.We have a healthy relationship because we can both learn from each other and he can give good advice and support for things he's already been through.However it's not always easy, a lot of my "friends" isolated me and excluded my boyfriend.You have been there and experienced those things, you've learned that there are bigger fish to fry, but they will be experiencing it for the first time and it will have greater significance to them.
I'm think more along the lines of emotional maturity because I feel like there's a huge difference between being 20 and around 23.
That's not necessarily the end of the world, but you have to be a little more vigilant to make sure your relationship is always one between equals and neither of you ends up resenting the other. I am in a relationship that started with her at 19 me at 25 we have been together 7 years at this point.
IMO emotional maturity is the most important thing.
She spends a lot of time on social media stuff, gazing at her phone, trying to show him things and he rolls his eyes at her and treats her like she is dumb. I don't predict that it will last between them but it has been an eye-opening experience for me to watch them together. She also says that she is mature for her age, but I think the anyone who is actually mature doesn't need to verbalize that.
What do you think are signs of maturity for someone around that age?