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Is there a difference between a 26 yr old and 21 yr old dating compared to 21 yr old and 17 yr old dating?

I was so worried about liking a 21 year old cause I am 26 but I went along with it... now he's going for a 17 year old! I feel so rejected and old lol.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:11 AM on Dec. 23, 2009 in Relationships

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  • I dont think that there is a difference last boyfriend was 21 when i was 17.

    Answer by denisekeene at 10:14 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • 26 & 21 are adults.
    17 is not.

    Answer by Gealach at 10:17 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • The 26 and the 21 year old can both legally drink. There's one difference right there.

    Answer by TraceNspace at 10:23 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • A 17 year old has a lot of growing to do, maturing.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:31 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • well think about it in another way,remember yourslef at 17, compared to now at 26, haven't you grown, learned, changed in those years.

    Answer by robyann at 10:34 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • Maturity level is a big difference I see. At 26 you are more stable, settled etc.. At 21 he is of legal age to drink and partying is a big thing at that age. At 17 partying and having a good time with friends and the opposite sex is top priority for alot. So I can see why the 21 year old is after the 17 year old. They have similar interests, they are closer in age based on maturity level.


    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:45 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • One is legal and one is not but that tells you what kind of guy he is so don't feel rejected. Find a nice guy who doesn't like doing kids.

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:51 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • I dont think anyone in their 20's should be dating someone under 18. But hey some guys are still 17 in the head at 21!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • I think 17 and 21 year olds have a lot more in common than a 26 year old. By 26 you should be done with the partying and running around, more ready to settle down. However, 17 is a child and should not be dating anyone that much older than them!

    Answer by missanc at 11:52 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • 17 is not of age and he is an idiot!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

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