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How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Date Someone Older

Dating someone older can have advantages. Here are a few tips on how get your parents to let you.


  • Step 1: Be responsible Show your parents how responsible you are by maintaining a high grade point average, keeping your room clean, and taking care of yourself.
  • Step 2: Have a family meeting Set up a family meeting to gauge your parents' openness to the idea. Be positive and keep your temper. Blowing up and getting angry won't convince them of you maturity.
  • Step 3: Invite the person over Invite the person over for dinner so your parents can meet them and see how responsible they are.
  • TIP: Make sure they bring a token gift for your parents or a dish to pass.
  • Step 4: Emphasize good qualities Emphasize the good things about them, such as their education or job, but don't lie or try to hide anything. They'll eventually find out anyway.
  • Step 5: Tell them they're more mature Explain to your parents that older people are more mature. Instead of going to keg parties, they can take you to the theater.
  • Step 6: Obey parents' rules Show your parents that the person is responsible and respectful by making sure they obey your parents' rules, such as curfew and driving rules.
  • Step 7: Suggest a group date Suggest a group date if your parents won't let you go out alone. Your parents are concerned about your safety, and there's safety in numbers.
  • FACT: In 2000, there were approximately 18.4 million Americans between the ages of 65 to 74, according to the U.S. Census.

You Will Need

  • Responsibilities
  • A family meeting
  • A dinner together
  • Honesty
  • A group date
  • A token gift (optional)
  • A dish to pass (optional)

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