Well, I'm here because I enjoy reading about how women raise their kids and comparing them to my own mother's ways- I'm just weird like that. But after a long while of lurking, I thought I'd make an account and ask y'all your opinions on something that's been going on for me for a long while now. I've been dating a much older man for over a year (slightly on and off with small breaks) now, and I'm itching to introduce him to my family :/ I really just kinda want that validation of "Oh, you have a boyfriend and we're cool with it.", you know? They don't know about him, and I have to sneak around to see him and this really bothers us both. He loves me and I love him so we tolerate it, but I still don't like it. I was wondering what you mothers would do if you were told by your daughter that she was in a situation such as this- being in a fairly long time and committed relationship with someone who is 5+ years her senior? I'm really just trying to get a feel for the general consensus about this sort of thing from a mother's point of view, and I hope you guys don't mind me posting here since I'm not a mom xD. By the way, I'm 15 and my boyfriend is soon to be 26. Please don't bash us, also :( A bunch of people yelling at me over the internet is not going to stop me from loving him nor him loving me. One more thing- I've researched this extensively and as far as I can understand, the legal age of consent in my state is 16 as long as you have parental permission, and its 18 without.
I guess my real question is, what would you do? Assuming the guy was nice, had his head on straight and GENUINELY cared about your daughter, do you think you could be okay with it? Or would he just be a pedophile in your eyes? Thank you all!