I was told that she likes me, As well as that my friends saw that she followed me on instagram, they were joking saying 'oh what's happening there she's got 10 times as many followers than you but what do you know she's following ya! Her friends mentioned it on a night out too asking what I thought of her etc..
There is a huge difference between 20 and 17 from a maturity point.
A three year difference down the road is nothing,but at your ages it is big.2.
I'd have assumed she was my age if I hadn't known she was still in High school and even knowing that, I assumed she was 18. I can not only find another such job at a moments notice, I've been seriously considering leaving anyway, because I'm moving across town and it seems silly to drive across town when there's so many similar jobs right by where I'm moving. I see nothing wrong with a 20-year-old guy with the maturity level of the Original Poster dating a 17-year-old girl. Remember: if she or they get upset at you and decide to press charges (whether anything happened between you two or not), you will be at their mercy.
Of course, certain activities constitute statutory rape in certain places, and that can present a major problem. Two other comments: I see nothing wrong with dating someone you work with. None of them had a problem with me and her being together.
Love is hard to find; no need to make it harder by setting a lot of silly rules about who is off-limits. Which was good, as they were a very close family, on her mom's side. But the age, when its fairly close, doesn't seem like it'd be a big deal.
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.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).I agree that there's generally a big difference between 20 and 17, which is why generally I don't date younger women and I've made it a rule not to date high school girls. As for not dating in the work place, if I had some important job I would agree. Of course it is WRONG, unless the woman is the 20 year old and the 17 year old is a male. when I was in High School I had next to nothing in common with them. Anyway, I also think you're maybe looking for an excuse, or somebody's permission. If she or her parents have a problem you'll find out soon enough, even if you don't ask them.But in the few months I've known her, this one seems difference. At the moment I work part time at a fast food place while I go to college. I lost my virginity to a 19 year old woman when I was 16! But 2-3 years older for the guy is quite typical -- the average age of the male in first marriages is about 2 years older, so maybe you're over-thinking this.You need to stay away from dating in the work place.