I've been dating an older man almost 5 months
I am almost 17, he is almost 23. We knew each other about 6 months before we started dating, working together at the community college we both go to.
For once now, I have people who are encouraging me in the life I want to lead, and my wonderful boyfriend is one of these people. He is close enough to perfect for me. He's sweet, he listens to what I have to say, and I likewise with him. We both help each other grow as people - I've been making him more assertive, taking more responsibilities, and he's been helping me become someone who will no longer simply bow down to what my parents dictate my life will be. I feel empowered and happy for once.
Our friends love seeing us together, especially those above 18.
Yes, we do some sexual things, still haven't lost my virginity yet though. It's one of many loving things I enjoy sharing with him.
I love him, and he loves me.