That is, unless you just assume she is his daughter.
Let’s be clear here: when I say “dating older men,” I am not referring to Anna Nicole Smith and her “elderly oil tycoon” J. Nor am I talking about older men taking advantage of naïve 18-year old girls because they are easy to impress and fall prey to seduction tricks.
I’m talking about dating older men 7 to 25 years their senior.
Despite how common younger women dating older men is, it is still a bit taboo.
She may feel like her parents don't care about her happiness or that they simply do not like the boy.
This could cause her to withdraw from the family in many ways and cause even bigger issues.
It is a tricky situation, a hard decision and one that can cause arguments within the family.
When your teenage daughter has an interest in a boy who is older than her, it is easy to become concerned.
Besides, I wouldn’t want the finger pointed at me for having a part in keeping him from doing what he needs to do to get ahead.
He’s busy studying for a major exam that will allow him to work for whomever he wants and to make the kind of moves and money I probably won’t ever see (hey, columnists weren’t meant to be millionaires).
With all that drive comes a lot of time we don’t get to share together.
You need to go into this aware that you're probably not her eventual partner.
It's up to you to be sure that if it ends, she leaves this relationship better off than she entered -healthy, confident of her decisions, not nursing wounds.