Is 22 and 17 too big an age difference?

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Ok, first off, as an Anglo-American whose trying to decide between moving to Canada or the Home Isles, hello British brothers. 😉

Now onto the bulk of it, so my best friend who I met through politics introduced me to his best friend and tried to set us up 7 months ago, we started dating 6 months ago.

I’m 22, he’s 17, we started dating when I was 21 and he was 16. I have Autism and am developmentally delayed so I’m about 16/17 mentally. My therapist is all like, given the circumstances, it’s ok.

It’s legal here, there, and where we are both planning to end up (Wales). We both seem to be on the same wavelength but after some criticism from some friends (not all of them) I feel unsure at times, I’m close to beating my fears, but sometimes I just have like a brief moment of worry.

It’s ok, right?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Ok, first off, as an Anglo-American whose trying to decide between moving to Canada or the Home Isles, hello British brothers. 😉

Now onto the bulk of it, so my best friend who I met through politics introduced me to his best friend and tried to set us up 7 months ago, we started dating 6 months ago.

I’m 22, he’s 17, we started dating when I was 21 and he was 16. I have Autism and am developmentally delayed so I’m about 16/17 mentally. My therapist is all like, given the circumstances, it’s ok.

It’s legal here, there, and where we are both planning to end up (Wales). We both seem to be on the same wavelength but after some criticism from some friends (not all of them) I feel unsure at times, I’m close to beating my fears, but sometimes I just have like a brief moment of worry.

It’s ok, right?
Honestly, it is no one else's business. I was 21 when I fell in love with this 17 year old girl, who acted mature. She was eighteen that same year. At the end of the day, what difference will any of our opinions make? If you like each other, so be it.
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It’s fine no worries, who cares what others think!
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nah bruv thats weird
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A bit weird at first glance since one party is under the age of 18 while the other is 21+, but given the situation, it probably isn't too bad. I am sure once he is 18-20+ people will stop caring.
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Picking up nonce vibes, if you had to ask the question then you probably know the answer.
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There is something about being under 18 that is off putting to me. If you told me 18-22, I'd say no issues at all, que sera sera.
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You’re alright! Don’t worry!
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Why not just wait until you're an adult? It's nobody's business after that.
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I feel like it's a little weird; I have autism and am neurodivergent, but I couldn't even think of dating someone below 18.
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