This is my opinion only because I'm dating a 13 year old girl and I'm 21. Honestly, ignore these imbecilic people. If you love him, love him. The girls his age probably diss him because they're losers and are immature. I bet he makes you feel beautiful, like the only girl in existence and that you are his Princess. I bet he treats you wonderfully, I am right? Well I treat my little girl like a doll! :) We don't engage in sexual activities because I want my relationship with her to last a long time! By all means, enjoy it's legal until parents decide to do something about it. Take my advice and encourage your man to be nice and respectful to your father. I had to earn my gf's dad's trust and respect and it was very difficult but I achieved it.
No, I don't think it is legal to be 16 and date a 24 year old in Canada since at 16 you are considered to be a minor or an underage that can't make decisions or transactions independently unless you have been emancipated by the court of law. Consider visiting an attorney for more professional advice.
I'm not concerned with legality here. There's something VERY wrong with a man who can't or won't date women-not girls-his own age. Can you say pedophile? You may feel quite flattered that an older guy shows interest, but the chances are very good that he has serious issues that women his age catch on to and don't want him anywhere near them, but that you're too inexperienced to see or understand.
I don't think you should even be at all thinking about DATING, why not focus on your schooling, and wait until you are 18, then maybe think about dating, & NO, because he is about 8 years older than you are, keep in mind a 24 year old has many more years of dating expierence than an 18 year old girl. Keep focused on your BOOKS, & YOUR SCHOOLING!!!
Yes and no. Just went through this with a family member. It's kind of up to your parents. The legal age of sexual consent in Canada is 16, but if your parents know you are having sex they have the option to charge him with statutory rape. Other than that there is nothing they can do. But 16 and 24 are very different. A 24 year old who is interested in a 16 year old has issues. Protect yourself.