Im sure Hollywood ages you, but, by how much. When I was the twenty year old version of me would have nothing in common with me as a fifteen year old. As long as he treats her well, and they are both happy, I say the more power to them. And I think it goes a long way if the father approves. Congrats to both of them! I know that such a union is illegal where I am from. Michelle As you get older, the age difference is no big deal.
But, the difference between 15 and 20 is a bit much. Just the whole mindset of a 20 year old is completely different from that of a 15 year old. Teresa 5 yrs is a bit much between a 15 and 20 yr old. That is not even legal in some states. My husband and I are 4 years apart. We met when I was 15 but didnt date til I was The wait was intentional. I think she should wait til she is legal to date over-age guys.
I just feel that is more appropiate. However what others think ultimately is unimportant. It is up to her parents and they approve of the union. Misty Ok, so my belief is that men mature at a rate of 5 years slower than women. If this is true, they are the on the same maturity level.
My parents were five years apart. My mom was the younger one. Granted, my mom was 18 when they met. Her dad has seemed to keep her pretty much under control all this time. Amanda I was 15 when I met my 20 year old husband. We were together and married when I turned 19, 2 kids later and one of us over 30, hehe things are still great.
Honestly I think that my husband was not near the horn ball that the high school boys were! I mean if she was 25 and he was 30 nobody would say nothing. I mean who knows their personality levels. Maybe he only wants one thing.
Vanessa 5 years is a big difference between a 15 and 20 year old…its different when both are at least 21 or older.. Vanessa i also want to ask if anyone would put money on shes the next jamie lynn spears? Julie its not ok for normal 20 yr olds to date 15 yr olds so why is it ok for a celebrity specially since girls look up to her…If i had a daughter i wouldnt want her to think that was ok at all….
I have been with my husband since I was 16 and he was We are still together and happy 12 years later. Also boys are much more immature so a 20 year old boy probably has the same maturity level as a 15 year old girl.
Brittnee i really dont see the big problem i mean i guess its where i live and how i was raised but thats not a big deal i mean in some parts of the U. When your that young it does matter. Her father needs to e committed.
Barbara Dad approves and actually introduced them??? There is no way those two could possibly be on the same level intellectually.
And to be naive in thinking any kind of relationship would not and could not evolve into a physical one, is absolutly absurd. I agree with Bryan. Furthermore, I think Miley should spend more time with her mother. It seems to me Billy Ray needs a psychiatric evaluation. Jules I think that it is better no matter what the age difference that her father knows about it and approves.
Brandi If I had brought home a 20 year old man at the age of 15 my mother would have locked me away. As a parent if my 11 year old son were to bring home 16 year old girl and told me she was his girlfriend, I would lock him away. She is a child he, according to the federal government, is an adult.
It is wrong, her parents should be trying to help her keep her childhood, not encouraging her to be around adults. Who is anyone else to judge? Tara I think the whole bit about Hollywood maturing you is just one more reason why this is a BAD idea. But in a sitution like this, it depends on the people involved. If my daughter brought home a guy 5 years older than her, I may have some concerns, but if he is a good Christian guy, follows the rules we have set up for our daughter when it comes to dating, I may consider.
I mean, her father and I are 17 years apart Got together when I was 20 and it is the most amazing realtionship and I am so happy we are married. They are only five years apart in age. Besides, the more control you try to have over your children, the more they try to fight back and possibly rebel.
My husband and I are 7 years apart in age, and I bet no one cares about that!!! Nikki They are on completely different maturity levels. And comptetly different generations. She is still a child weather or not you like it , and he is an adult…i am 23 years old. And my daughter will NOT be dating a 20 year old when she is 15, and I am not a closed minded person by any means…come on people think about!
Nicole I really dont think its a big deal. My husband and I were 16 and 22 when we started dating and he treates me a lot better than anyone my own age. So I say more power to her. Just because they are dating does not mean they are having sex!
So, no, it is not illegal and he is not a pedophile. In ancient Rome, young girls were often married off when they were between the ages of twelve and fourteen. Some young men married at the age of fourteen also.
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