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    I'm 16 and recently have become involved with a 22 year old guy. We had casual conversations and did not mention age for about a month of speaking and I explained that I was 16 last month, to which he basically said 'In any other circumstance I wouldn't even consider it, but I really like you.' He is lovely to me, I don't feel that I am being 'groomed' or taken advantage of, we have plenty of things in common (music, gaming, shared interests) and after three months of speaking he has not mentioned sex so I don't think he's looking for an 'easy lay.' My mother knows about him and his age and is supportive of me if he makes me happy, but my best friend is incredibly against the idea and says that there must be something wrong with him as no 22 year old would willingly be in a relationship with a 16 year old unless they have issues. Thoughts?
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    It's really hard to say and is down to each individual circumstance/person. For some it is hard to get their head around, but I understand where you are coming from. My friend is in a very similar situation to you (except the guy in 23). I think in your situation it is fine. If he isn't 'taking advantage' of you then what's the harm? However there will be people out there who do raise an eyebrow at the two of you, but if he makes you happy then go for it.
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    who cares? you're both legal adults
 
 
 
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