Age difference in teen dating
Even though I don't really believe in "social formulas" or whatever you want to call them, I do think this is pretty solid advice.Going through high school and beyond I don't think I've ever seen a relationship with an age gap that big for high school kids work out.
When I had JUST turned 15, there was a 12 year old who developed early and was really into me, but that is absolutely not worth the drama, so I dodged that bullet.
Developmentally the difference between 14 and 17 is huge.
It's as big as the difference between 17 and 20.
For instance, a 26 year old dating a 20 year old isn't as weird as a 20 year old dating a 14 year old. Age is relative, and the older you get, the wider that gap can be. You'll be 18 dating a 15 year old, and since you're older than her by more (if barely) than 3 years, there can be legal trouble where sex is involved.
You're 17, so half your age is 8.5, plus 7 being 15.5. Trust me, half your age plus seven is the standard rule.