17 dating 20
You're probably gonna get some grief for that. The practical difference between 17 and 21 may not be much because 18 is an arbitrary number...
but her parents and teachers and all may not feel that way.
It's all well and good to learn how to end a relationship early, but why put yourself through that? Even if she's mature, we're at such completely different stages of our lives that the distance will effect everything in the relationship. There is other girls, and I know for me it's hard not to talk to every guy who gives me attention.
My friend is 30 and in a relationship with a 21 year old.It's not that I think that people who have graduated high school are inherently more mature or some switch gets flipped...it's that when high school is over, (historically) people leave home. I'm 21 as well, and here's my thoughts: I'm gonna be bored out of my mind talking to a seventeen year old.The problem is that the difference between a 17-year old and a 21-year old can be somewhat large. There was a 2-3 year gap between me and one of my ex's, but I'd known her for going on 3-4 years.I felt weird discussing the age difference with friends (and usually avoided the subject entirely) but I knew personally that I had something great.