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23 Years Old and 17 Years Old- Your Thoughts? **EDIT**

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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What do you think about a 23 years old male dating a 17 year old female?





EDIT

I posted this, because my DH had just turned 23, and I was 17 1/2 when we started dating. We git married the month I turned 18. We had our 1st daughter 6 months after that.

13 1/2 years and 7 kids later, though we've had a few bumps, we're still together.

So many people say it doesn't work, there's too much of an age gap, she's too young, etc... It's not always true. Just because someone's young doesn't mean they aren't ready for marriage.
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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alwayskk
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM

I don't find it acceptable, nor if the ages were in reverse.

sandra_t00
by Ruby Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM
Depends on the 17 yr old. If she/he is close to 18 and mature (which would be rare) then I say ok
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Kayla2013
by Bronze Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM
Uh sounds like me and my ex when we were dating. I have no issue with it. to me age is just a number. so to whom it concerns...I say try as long as the 17yo's parents are in agreement. and myself like older men but my df is a year younger then me. go figure.
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southernjess3
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM

ehh.......dh was 21 when i was 17, and we were together.

ermka
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:47 PM

That's illegal here.

crazymom21
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM
I was 17 when I started dating my dh. He had just turned 23. I did turn 18 3 days later but our first relations happened while I was still 17. So I'm on the fence I guess. There are a lot of factors that would come into play really.
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mamacam7
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM

 That was me 8 yrs ago and we are still together and have 4 beautiful children! :)

kylismomma
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM

I was 17 and my now husband was 23 when we started dating...4 years and two kids later and we're still happily together, married now. :)

my_too_kids
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM
Sounds like something I had to deal with. My 16 year old daughter became "friends" with a 22 year old guy she worked with. Put an end to that real quick.
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mama02040608
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 9:49 PM
That was my parents. So I really can't say anything negative.
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