A question on a 20yo dating a 16yo and a stepfather who disagrees came up a few hours ago and it got two close-votes stating "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this isn't about parenting". As the question is from the young man (hence clearly not a parent), I can see their point.
But, on the other hand, if the stepfather or the mother had asked about how to handle the situation noone here would have hesitated to answer or be tempted to close (except perhaps as duplicate), right?
The question boils down to what are the expectations of parents with regard to a young man dating their daughter and how to comunicate with the father. He is not asking dating advice or similar. To me, this is a question on family dynamics, even if he's technically an outsider or non-member of the family. And yes, I fully expect some answers not being to the young man's liking, especially as his love interest is merly 16 years old.
What's your view on this? Parenting or off-topic?