16 and 20 year old dating
When I was 16 I was in a relationship with a much older guy, at the time I thought it was fine, but looking back on it now, I see how wrong it was.
My suggestion is if you genuinely think that you are meant for each other, hold off, build up a friendship outside of work AFTER you have left and let that friendship blossom into something.
They say that the age of consent being 16 only applies to children who's parents sign for emancipation, which they absolutely will not do. Age of consent and emancipation are completely unrelated.
So, I decided to post my problem here, and hope someone might be able to point out any laws there may be against dating, and if there are none, at least offer advice. That said, if they don't want you seeing him, they CAN (and sounds like they WILL) make your life - AND HIS - extremely miserable.
Anyway I've gotten quite close to one of them and we get on really well.
She flirts with me a lot and sometimes I do flirt back and I've started to realise that I do like her. There're thousands of happy couples with decades between them. Besides the obvious legal restrictions, there's also the point that her perceived attraction cannot be fully relied on.
However, if this is just an interest, Yes it is bad.
As a mentor you are in a position of power and trust, and to abuse that is very inappropriate.
In some circles, dating a younger woman is a status symbol.That being said, age is just a number and you're only talking 4 years here. As you said it isn't allowed at work, the reason for this is because you are in a position of trust and superiority.If anything was to happen it would be construed as grooming and as she is under the age of 18 she is a minor.Men aren’t the only ones who date younger people, though, and the archetype of the “cougar”—an older woman dating a younger man—is rapidly becoming a part of the public consciousness.
Same-sex couples sometimes feature a significant age gap as well.
I wouldn't do anything while I'm still at work since it isn't allowed but I was thinking about asking her out when my job has finished. Do you think it's ok for a 20 year old guy to date a 16 year old girl? It is very easy, especially for the very young, to misinterpret admiration, appreciation, and adoration for attraction.