Dear Carolyn: You posted a question concerning the 15-year-old dating the 21-year-old; I read through readers' answers and there really didn't seem to be a consensus.
When I was 21, I spent a semester student-teaching 9th graders (15-year-olds) and there was a HUGE maturity difference between us.
Just wait until the age of consent in your state or find someone closer to your own age.
Here’s what’s happened in the past year — two girlfriends have gotten engaged, and one has her condo on the market and is looking with her boyfriend to buy a new place and move in together. So, because of that and the fact that we live longer, she says, it’s worth putting the time and energy into looking for love regardless of your age.
Tanya, 19, Orlando As wonderful as your young friend might be, the smart decision would be to walk--actually run--away from the relationship: It's illegal.
I personally think that age is just a number, and with my being extremely mature for my measley age of 14, that it would work.