I am 20 years old and my boyfriend is 24. I haven't told my parents about him yet. Because I don't know how they would react to him and his age...I have never told my parents about my last boyfriend either...How should I tell them? What should I do if they like that he is 4 years old then me?
My friend got married to a guy of 28 when she was 20. It has worked really well - 19 years later they are still absolutely devoted, and their parents were always very happy with the relationship. I agree with the other replies - a four year age gap in your 20s is no big deal (it would be more dramatic in your mid teens, for example). You are old enough to make your own decisions. I should just ask them if you can introduce your new boyfriend, and not talk about his age. They probably won't think it's much of a big deal if they like him - just be careful to both be considerate of their feelings (which you clearly are) and I think things will go fine.
at twenty you are old enough to make your own decisions. As you get older the age gap seems to get less and less anyway. what seems like a big age gap in you twenties is nothin when your in your thirties or forties and so on. what counts is how you treat each other. lets hope that those extra four years he has makes him a better catch and hopefully means he will be more mature... but not necessarily! your parents will probably be more concerned about whether hes going to care and love you, because thats what counts!
You are old enough to make your own decisions. Therefore, I'd simply tell your mom about him and what his qualities are etc. Let her be the one to tell your dad unless you are really close to your dad, in which case you should tell him.
It is nice that you are concerned with their opinion. You don't have to agree with it but seeking it shows respect for them.
I agree, since yur 20, it doesn't really matter. my mom is 3 years younger than my dad, they met when she was like 23, no big deal. as long as yur not like 16 and he's 20, I dont think that they will care about his age.
well lets see,why would someone care what their parents thought?
is it...because of the whole 'they gave you life' deal?
hmmm...I dont know,it doesnt add up...
When you're 20 then it does not really matter unless he's like 8 years older. As long as you are mature enough to handle an older mate then you should do fine.
I think you shoudl tell them you both are adults..and not minores
so it should go well
You are both adults, why would it matter. Its not like your 16 & hes 21. (minor dating an adult)
Well, I had found out that he had lied to me he isn't 24 he is 22 turning 23...