"I think it's about the maturity," she relays, recommending that parents meet the person their son or daughter is dating to decide if both of them have enough maturity to handle the relationship."If you meet him and decide he is wonderful, she should be allowed to date him," she says.Nonetheless, in 2017 the concept of dating someone significantly older, or younger, than you still raises a few eyebrows.Case in point; the unwarranted furore surrounding Emmanuel Macron, 39, – the newly-elected President of France – and his wife Brigitte Trogneux, 64.
It was revealed that at the all girls private school only a few miles away from the school I attend, the male Varsity Tennis coach was sleeping with at least one of his players. Obviously this is an extreme example of a dangerous relationship made by an age gap. One formula that seeks to address this problem is [Guy’s Age] / 2 7 = [Girl’s Age].
With an age gap of 25 years, Macron, recently spoke out about the international obsession with the age difference between himself and his partner.
“If I was 20 years older than my wife, nobody would think for a single second that we couldn’t be legitimately together,“ he told Le Parisien.
If there's one thing that causes parents of teens stress, it's their adolescents' romantic relationships. says what's causing her the most angst is the fact that her 16-year-old daughter wants to date an 18-year-old. Some say maturity and compatibility will take care of all differences.
This is a sticky issue, and one that has many Circle of Moms members split over what's acceptable and what's not.