My 16 year old is dating a 20 year old Chatsex24 7
Like I said before, I have alittle bit of a bias due to me seeing girls get destroyed by older guys, and girls being so controlled and memorized by older guys that they have lived a life of drugs, alcohol, and sexual abuse (not saying that this would be the case in this situation).
I hope you can understand both sides (IE: what she is going through as well).
You have to understand, you are feeling heat from your parents, and maybe even her friends - well imagine the heat she is getting.
I don't understand Will's advice since it has nothing to do with what you asked. Ultimately, the age difference could ruin the relationship.
I'm also starting to think we don't want the same from a relationship.
I'm even wondering if she likes me at all, at times.
Not only to be loved by others, but to be loved by yourself. You deserve the nicest and most caring people to walk into your life. She'll probably open up more, you can go find a girlfriend your age and yeah... Firstly I think the age gap is on the edge of what is acceptable, it may be silly but the formula to test the "acceptable" age gap is to divide your own age by two and plus 7, so you would be just outside that.
To look in the mirror and think "Yes, I'm exactly who I want to be". If both parents are okay then it should not cause any problems, and age in itself, is not an obstacle.
In the end, they accepted it since they like her, though.