For purposes of his anonymity, I am going to call just call him "Son." My friend said, "Son, you're 18 years old, so I am going to tell you how you date.
Since you are 18 years old, you are allowed to date a woman half your age plus seven." Son looked at him and said, "Alright, Dad.
For parents who are unaware of the people and dynamics at play, it’s difficult to know what you’re facing.
I was having breakfast the other day with a friend who was giving dating advice to his son.
So I think that they should be allowed, and that people should not judge them by THAT either.
And it wasn’t on bullying, as they’ve covered that many times. This doesn’t mean actually going anywhere; at 10 and 11 years old, these kids are too young to go to the movies alone, let alone go out to dinner.
The email was entitled ‘A Sensitive Matter’, and though the subject line was cryptic, I knew exactly what it referred to.
My daughter had told me of a recent talk they’d had at school, and I had been waiting for the follow up email.
“I would probably allow her go on a date when she turns 18 or 19. I don’t even know why she is desperate to go on a date; she should be thinking about her academics,” she said.
Oyebode said the issue of allowing her daughter go on dates has led to a series of heated discussions between them.