17 dating a 22 year old
In my opinion I'd rather be single than date someone who is either fresh out of high school or still in high school. When I was 21 there was a 17 year old girl I worked with who had a thing for me. And the only reason I even entertained the thought at all was because other women (especially ones my own age) wanted nothing to do with me. I've tried to date people my own age honestly, but the problem is, once you hit my age in your 20's, it is VERY difficult to find people that aren't pregnant or already have someone else's kid(S).I know theres people that have done it and lived a decent life, but I rather not inherit all the drama that may come with it like baby daddy issues and such.
In my opinion I'd rather be single than date someone who is either fresh out of high school or still in high school.Where I work at Costco, the median age range is 18-30, and I swear all but maybe 3 girls there are pregnant or have a kid, heck theres one girl who just turned 21 and has TWO kids! I'm not sure if I just live in a bad city or that "normal" for people my age.I made it quite clear to her that if we're gonna date I'm not having sex with her till shes 18 and if she likes me as much as she thinks shes does she'll wait, so far shes agreed to it.I stated all that so no one thinks I'm some heartless monster. I've had friends go through this and when I was that age I would have thought about it, but it's hard when two people are in totally different places in their lives, one is in the last year of high school, one has finished college or going into grad school.If it was a 19 year old and a 23 year old I think that's a little bit more realistic, but it's hard to say since I don't know you two.
The age of consent where I live in Oregon is 18, but I don't see what the harm of dating is, especially beings it can be defined as many different things. Legal age of consent here is 18, plus she had just turned 17 and it was early in her junior year of high school.