What's the whole deal, here? Why is it that when you're in high school, 3 years difference when dating is a lot and is usually frowned upon. But let's say you are an grown adult. 5 years difference is like nothing. I am going into my senior year of high school and my gf is going into her freshman year of high school. I know a couple other guys in the same kind of relationship, and people are all like 'ya damn cradle robber' and shit. Even though I am one of the youngest in my class, people still think it strange. Even my mom. Even though she married at 17 to mad father, who was 21 at the time. What's the big fuckin deal? We're both in high school, right? I'm two and a half years older than her. It's not like I'm with a little baby, ya know? Yet I (and others) get ragged on for it.