Most 17 year olds are obsessed with scoring and doing drugs nowadays.
I really don't see why my being 20 would make you want to kill me. (and feel free to use this gauge for the rest of your life).
Now she is still a minor but i dont see any thing wrong with fating her have her home early to show respect for her, if you treat her with resecpt the famliy will see that.
i got a daugther that is getting married in one month she is 29 and i know she can do better but5 its her life and i would not interfear. He's the ONLY man in my life who didn't actually attempt having sex with me. BUT, when my son was 19 dating a 17 year old, I nagged him to death. The states all vary in punishment and Age of Majority, this is pretty close to accurate ~ some interesting laws on gay/lesbian age of consent, why it's different than the rest of us I have NO clue.
The worst thing you could do would be to date her without THEIR approval. My daughter has always been more mature than her years, and back when she was 17, I cringed when I thought about her wasting her time and emotional energy on 17 year-old "gomers". Most 17 year old girls are about as mature as a 20 year old boy. I have a 20 year old sister and I've seen how it works.
And to the weird guy who has a daughter and would like to kill the OP: Maybe I would feel differently if I had a daughter that age but I sure feel sorry for your daughter. I'd be respectful but I don't know if I'd not see her because of it. Naturally i want to protect her and if that make me weird then so be it. Oh, and just in response (kind of) to blueberryman's posts, about fathers and such, the girls dad had no problem with things either. I'm an almost 20 year old guy, I have a job, I have a car, I go to school, I don't touch drugs, I drink maybe three times a year and when I do, its in a friends basement where I know I'm staying for the night.You need to stay away from dating in the work place.Causes too many problems and may cause unemployment for either or both. As the parent of a 20 year old daughter, knowing her male friends that are her age, and thinking back on her level of maturity at 17 (and that of those same male friends at that age) I would have to say that I don't see anything wrong with it. BUT..this is a BIG factor..is still a minor..be VERY careful in your actions.Some opinions by Wiki Answers contributors: well i dont think it is wrong but if you two really love eachother, you can wait until you are at least 18.4 years starts to not be that big of a difference when you get older so my advice is to wait until you are at least 18. I honestly am not so much looking for permission as I am curious about the thoughts of others. And if you had a daughter you might have a friggin clue, I dated a girl who was only a few months into being 17... I had made an exception in her case, because I had my own little rules for dating anyone more than a couple years younger than me. Her mother loved me, although it helped that her mom knew me. I'm well read, I keep up with the news, I'm active politically, I would rather watch a movie made 50 years before I was born than the latest torture-porn at the theatres.