Cast Your Vote:
- Be supportive of him stepping up -- Votes: 116
- Forbid them from seeing each other -- Votes: 4
- Other -- Votes: 18
I'd be supportive of him stepping up, but he is not moving into my house or staying the night. But I would not press charges ( here there is an age gap anyway) cause my daughter will need that child support
I would support them but seriously wonder how I didn't know my 16-17 year old child was dating a 21 year old
For those of you crying about stat rape, young rather your grandchild have no father amd your daughter be a single mother?
I would be supportive of him stepping up. I don't think that 4-5 years age difference means that he's a horrible person. Sending him to jail would force my daughter to be a single mom and cause the baby to grow up without a father.
Press charges. No doubt, I was 16 and pregnat and bday was 23. I'm just now pressing charges against him. He's wrong and took advantage of child imo. He disgusts me
I'm sorry but even if it is statutory rape legally, if you're 100% sure your daughter gave her full consent, there's no way you should even press charges. That's just bullshit to me.
16 is not old enough to live a life.
I would fill my child's head with everything they will miss out on, BC it true, and hope they chose to end the epregnancy. A 22 year old should have nothing to do with. 16 year old. Get a life! A job! Get away from the hs sophmores
If he plans to provide support for the child then he would be welcomed into the family with open arms. Why would I punish a young man who wants to own up and take responsibility for his actions? I would probably impose some stricter (more strict?) rules however on my daughter.
I would be supportive, I wouldn't press charges or blame just him its just as much your daughters fault as his. I wouldn't want to send him off to jail just so she could raise the kid by herself. and in most states 16-17 is age of consent, and courts would be looking at the parents as in why you waited so long to press charges.
That's not an unusual age spread. I was dating men that old (and older) when I was 16-17. I'd be emotionally supportive of the both of them and do what I could to help out, but the child wouldn't be my financial obligation. I'd be grateful to the man for not abandoning my daughter and the child they created, and I'd of course let her stay with me until she was old enough/ready to move out and be with her new family.
Quoting Coupon Lady:" Yup here legal age to have sex is 12, but only with a two yr gap (starting at 12) at 14 its a 5 yr ... [snip!] ... 16 its anyone that is older then 16 yrs of age. The only time the gap does not apply, is if its a teacher or coach etc....."
what the f**k.
I would not press charges or forbid them from seeing each other. I'd be pissed off that my sixteen year old is seeing a twenty one year old but what can I do if she gets pregnant? I'm not going to f**k over his future. That would cause harm to my unborn grandchild. All you can do is be supportive at that point.