21 year old dating 26 year old
A 40 year old man dating a 20 year old woman might be less acceptable, though. Is the term "dating" now just the new word people use to justify their wish for sex and a short term relationship that bears absolutely nothing but pain in the end anyway?
She may feel like her parents don't care about her happiness or that they simply do not like the boy.
As speculation surrounding Miki and Muyi's relationship grew following their posts on Weibo the pair began trending on Twitter, with some commentators branding the rumoured romance 'gross', while others dismissed it as a publicity stunt.
As an extreme example, I have a cousin who is 22 and she's dating a guy who is 46 years old.
This could cause her to withdraw from the family in many ways and cause even bigger issues.
Every situation is going to be different and how parents handle their daughter's dating relationships is going to be up to them.