My boyfriend and I have an 11-year
age difference. Everyone says I should break up with him, but I like
him a lot. I don't know what to do. Help!!
Whoa! An 11-year difference? One or two
years is fine for someone your age, but a guy that old dating someone
your age is eyebrow-raising at best and law-breaking at worst.
Depending on the state, it's illegal for a person 18 years or
older to be involved with a person younger than 18.
issues aside, it also raises another question: Why isn't he dating a
girl his own age? That seems pretty strange in my opinion. Think
about it, girlie, when you get to be his age, would you ever consider
being with somebody 11 years younger if you didn't have some creepy
ulterior motive in mind?
Not only is it odd and illegal, but a
lot of things change the situation when a person is that much older
than you. He will undoubtedly expect a lot of you at some point,
perhaps more than you're ready to give. Though he may not pressure
you for it, he very well might.
Your friends are speaking the
truth, babe. There are many things about this that ring "uh-oh"
bells. Sometimes you have to go against your feelings to do what you
know is right.
BY JORDAN SARNOVSKY ON 11/23/2011 3:00:00 PM
POSTED IN guys, dating advice, GL's best guy advice, boyfriend Q & A, pressure to get physical, long distance love, too far too fast