Please use comments for clarification, not tangential observations or answers -- use Parenting Chat if you want to discuss! My fear is you're getting more ready to settle down while she's just entering the starting gate. Once I get into a relationship, it changes me? First, that "protection" is used for all physical activities. While such concerns are natural, and perfectly understandable, they are also irrational. I have just found out that my 17 year old daughter is going out with a local 25 year old.
It's certainly cause for hesitation.
I'm 25 and I'm starting to date a 17 year old, I wonder if it really is wrong.?
Think of what she'll miss out on in her life by not doing things with people her own age? I have dated 3 guys so far, one was 21, one was 19 and one same age, now I am dating a 25 year old. If you love your man and get on well with him then nothing else matters. It contradicts the premise. I don't have much else to add but I would bring you to note that age is not just a chronological number. What to do about this?