Daughter is dating a older man
That they may explode, that they may just adore it. You are in a relationship with your guy, you feel it's the right thing to do, you are not in a relationship with your parents.Your BF is not in a relationship with your parents.You can take what your parents say under consideration, you can use their OPINION as a giude post.BUT don't let what they say - good or bad - define what it is that you have.
You will meet many people who will oppose your relationship with this man, and as long as it is healthy, loving and growing (something that makes BOTH of you better people as a result of it) then make sure you are sure.
Because whn you are sure, those OPINIONS are just opinions, not rules.