(Closed) Would you let your 16-year-old daughter marry a 50-year-old man?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Would you let your 16-year-old daughter marry a 50-year-old man?
    Yes : (3 votes)
    1 %
    No : (455 votes)
    98 %
    Maybe : (4 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 31
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    1360 posts
    Bumble bee

    OMG, NOOOOO!!!!  I can’t imagine any parent allowing this – 16 is still a child!  I don’t even want my daughter to marry at 18 although I would be ok with that as she would be legally an adult, but I still think that is too young in my opinion. I want her to live her life, meet people, get an education, get her career going, and just have life experiences and meet the person she wants to be with.  My husband would go ballistic if some old geezer tried to date his baby girl!!

    Post # 32
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    4028 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    lifeisbeeutiful:  sorry I have to respectfully disagree. Courtney was a 16 year old girl, not some fame whore who wanted attention. The blame is on the fifth year old adult male pedophile who knew better, not a young girl. She might have some screws loose but she was a child, and now that she is older she recognizes that…

    Post # 33
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    943 posts
    Busy bee

    Bad example. However, I remember when all this happened and Courtney Stodden was no angel even then. She and her mother both pushed for the wedding and granted he should have said no, she cant cry wolf now. 

    I am the mother of a 17 year old, and let me tell you that if any man older than 20 came sniffing around her I would be in jail likely for murder. My daughter is a very sheltered 17 year old. She has only been on one or two dates and isnt smart enough no matter how much we educate her on how things happen in the real world. Yes Im overprotective as is my husband, but we believe her focus should be on graduating and getting ready to go to the Air Force, not marriage. 

    At 17 in our state she is considered a legal adult, however she is still in high school and still lives at home. Our rules or she can live somewhere else. 

    Post # 34
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    305 posts
    Helper bee

    I would not let my 16 year old daughter marry anyone, especially a 50 year old!

    Btw, I googled this woman, courtney stodden, and she looks more like 30 years old (she looked like that even when she was 16). Still I wouldn’t let her married id she was my daughter, but seems both she and her mother knew exactly what they were doing. 

    Post # 35
    Member
    438 posts
    Helper bee

    That is a big ole nope. But besides this whole “getting famous” thing, this is a serious problem in some places in the world where there are arranged marriages with child-brides. My sister is friends with a woman who works helping girls in India get out of arranged and often abusive marriages to men their father’s age. It’s super sad.Less sad, more weird, I have a coworker who married someone 5 years OLDER than her parents. My parents would never be a part of, encouraged or accepted me dating someone 30 years older than me!  She is younger than his kids from a previous marriage and their baby is younger than his grandkids. I can’t even imagine. I don’t generally have a huge issue with age gaps, really, but 25+ years seems extreme. 

    Post # 36
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Heck no. 

    Post # 37
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The issue is not the age difference. I said no because she was 16. I was a naive kid at 16!! I don’t think I would advise my children to get married before 20. Marriage is a serious thing, not something you take lightly and dissolve after a couple of years just because.

    Post # 38
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    annaven:  You shouldn’t say that! That is no excuse for anything! My breasts started growing when I was 9, so I always looked older. However I WAS 10, 11, … whatever, when I had to deal with unwanted attention because people just assumed I was at least in my late teens

    Post # 39
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    836 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Eh, they’re both money grabberS and yes it is old news. But she got what she wanted, to sleep with an older man for money and fame. But she forgot one thing. He isn’t famous or rich lmao. Stupid little girl. 

    Post # 40
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    4509 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No way. If it’s “true love,” she (or he, if I had a son) can wait 2 years until they’re 18 to get married (though I’d probably try to talk them out of it even then). 

    Also – I agree with the PPs who find it creepy. What is a 50-year-old man doing with a teen?

    Post # 41
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    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I wouldn’t be happy with it but … we’ve all been 16-year old girls … being told no makes anything so much more appealing. IMO if your loved one is making a bad decision then tell them by all means but more importantly let them know your door is always open for when they need you.

    Post # 42
    Member
    305 posts
    Helper bee

    ccc_red:  I said that she looked and looks very old for her age, but still wouldn’t let her marry if she was my daughter.

    Post # 45
    Member
    411 posts
    Helper bee

    I know almost nothing about these people, and I hate to go all Donald Trump here, but has anyone seen her birth certificate?!? She is a haaaaaagard 21, I’m practically 10 years older, but look 10 years younger than her. Like, is this actually for real, or was it just a fame thing by an actually legally of age woman, because she looks much much older than 16. (Note: if she actually was 16 it doesn’t matter what she looks like, dude is a pedophile and she’s a victim)

    And of course no, under no circumstance ever would I grant permission for my 16 year old to marry anyone of any age.

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