Romantic Forums! Get the answers you seek quickly and easily! If you can't find what you need
here amongst our tens of thousands of tips and questions, be sure to Post in our Romantic Forum!
We've got over 9,800 members ready to give you a hand!
A Love Quote
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything. -- Katharine Hepburn

Would my parents approve.

Visitor's Question from a 16-20 year old Male
I am a male University student.

I've recently begun using the dating site OkCupid, with the aim of a long-term relationship in mind, and very quickly I've found someone I'm interested in.

I haven't contacted them yet, and I'm trying to figure out if it is wise to do so considering the circimstances.

I am just turning 19, but the girl I'm interested in is 24.

I personally have little problem with this.
I am very mature for my age (the key reason I've had no luck in love so far is due in large part to the maturity gap between me and girls my age, both past & present)and I think we have a chance. Won't know till I try though.

My problem comes with my parents. I have absolutely no idea how they'd react if I told them I was dating a woman 5 years my senior. My folks aren't puritians or anything, but they worry about me over anything that seems even remotely weird or radical.

SO, my questions are:
1) relatively speaking, is the 5 yr age gap radical in any way? (I understand there's a difference between my situation and, say, a 16 & 21 yr old couple)
2) Is there any advice you can give me on how to figure out their feelings without directly confronting them?
3)If all else fails, what's a good way of breaking the news to them?

I'm thinking of taking the plunge and giving it a shot anyway. I nothing comes of it, their none the wiser. If we do hit off, then things get tricky.

I don't want to cause my parents any stress or heartache, not just for their sakes but mine and my ladyfriend.

RomanceClass.com Advice
I don't think the years gap is too great an issue, but then I am at the age where a five year difference is not remarkable in any way.

Pretty much all you can do is tell your parents quite honestly about this. Honesty will suit you better than if they find out later that you were not forthright about the whole thing. Tell them maturely that you feel this is the right choice for you, and tell them why. Accept that they may not like it at first, but this is your decision, as a grown-up, to make. It sounds like they aren't unreasonable. Good luck!

-- from Jill
One of Your Friendly Advisors at RomanceClass.com

Add RomanceClass  to Twitter Add RomanceClass  to Facebook Add RomanceClass  to MySpace Add RomanceClass  to Del.icio.us Digg RomanceClass+ Add RomanceClass  to Yahoo My Web Add RomanceClass  to Google Bookmarks Add RomanceClass  to Stumbleupon Add RomanceClass  to Reddit

Speak Your Mind - Share your Thoughts on this Question!

All Advice in the category - Other
All Questions & Answers by Category
Most Recent 20 Questions

Please read through the advice on this site before you Submit your Own Question! We have thousands of pages of valuable advice that can immediately help you with your situation.

Sparkly Irridescent Glitz Gel

Going to a party or special event? What to feel special no matter what you're doing? Roll on some glitz! Perfect for adding a special bit of sparkle to your day or evening.

Buy Glitz Gel at EclecticLady.com

Bookmark this site so you can reference it any time you need romantic / relationship info in the future!

Add Romance+Class+Website+ to Twitter Add Romance+Class+Website+ to Facebook Add Romance+Class+Website+ to MySpace Add Romance+Class+Website+ to Del.icio.us Digg Romance+Class+Website+ Add Romance+Class+Website+ to Yahoo My Web Add Romance+Class+Website+ to Google Bookmarks Add Romance+Class+Website+ to Stumbleupon Add Romance+Class+Website+ to Reddit


Follow Me on Pinterest

Romantic Tshirts, Bags, Mugs and More!

Love is Patient
Love is Patient ...
Deeply Loved
Deeply Loved ...
Random Kindness
Random Kindness ...

These are just a small selection - Visit the RomanceClass Shop!

Join This Newsletter!

RomanceClass on Facebook

Join This Newsletter!

Past Issues

| About RomanceClass | Advertising | Privacy Policy | Submit a Suggestion |
All content copyright 2013 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

this site is for amusement only - professional advice is not being rendered

French Wedding