How old is too old for a boyfriend of a 17-year-old girl?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:34 AM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I would say anything over 20.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 11:36 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • I think it really depends on the guy but I think anything over 20 is too old. But maturity levels and "experience" levels should be taken into consideration.
    DDry

    Answer by DDry at 11:37 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • 21
    CloverE

    Answer by CloverE at 11:38 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • any one 18 and over... at least till they them self are 18
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • 21 is to old for sure.
    leeleesboys

    Answer by leeleesboys at 11:39 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • I was set to a 2 year limit when I started dating. So at 17 the limit was at 19, worked out good for me
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 11:39 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • I would definately say any age over 21.
    If she tends to be "out there" I would say any age older than 20.
    Mommy3b1g

    Answer by Mommy3b1g at 11:39 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • I say 2 years, too - even though the legal age separation in our state is 3 years - that's too much IMHO. Anything more than 2 years is asking for trouble - and likely means he is only interested in one thing.
    texassahm

    Answer by texassahm at 11:41 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • Unitl she is 21 she needs to not be dating men who are already 21. For me it is about legal access to alcohol. So to answer your question 20.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:46 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • I'm guessing she is still in high school? I'd say 19 would be the limit. the 2 yr rule for now would be good but once she hits 20 I think a 4 yr span is ok... for now it needs to be a smaller gap bc at that age your finding out about yourself & so much changes & a 20yr old is starting to plan and is future minded. keep it in the age where 'teen' is still there
    theheartbaby

    Answer by theheartbaby at 11:49 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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