Age in Relationship Argument Essay

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You can’t help who you love, we all know that. But now-a-days it seems like this whole dating game is getting crazy! You notice a bunch of teeny boppers dating guys that are well into adulthood. At fifteen, it is not right to be dating a twenty two year old. What older person wants to be with someone who is a lot younger than them unless that person has ulterior motives? Recent studies are showing that the rates of teen dating is at an all time high, but when asked how old their significant other was, forty five percent of girls admitted to dating a guy that was at least six years older than them. That is a 10 percent increase from 2004 (Eldridge, N.P.). What is the appeal of younger kids dating someone so much older? Some say it is to make them feel grown up and more mature (Foye, 165). But that is not always the case. When a college student is dating somebody five years younger, it becomes a little suspicious as to why they are not dating someone their age. It is possible that they have been having a tough time transitioning to adult life (Foye, 166). They are afraid to grow up so their way of staying young, is dating young. They can enjoy all the perks of being young without actually being young, just through the person they are with. They want to be able to feel like they can relate to their significant other, which when you are in college it is very rare to have something in common with a new high schooler. It is also very possible that the older person may have low self esteem, be a control freak, or just a creep (Hardcastle, N.P.) It is just something you cannot predict. When you are sixteen years old, dating someone past the age of eighteen is illegal by law. It is written that if you are twenty four years old and you engage in sexual activity with someone under the age of eighteen, the parents are allowed to press charges against them. (La Mance, N.P.). If charged, the older person will be added to the child predator list. It does not seem worth it to...
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