Is dating an older guy a bad idea?

I am dating an older guy. We started talking when I was 17 he is 22. I just turned 18 a few days ago. We are not having sex. I'm not ready yet, and he is not rushing me or anything. My parents don't approve of this. They tried things to prevent me from talking to him. We have been dating for a year. My... show more I am dating an older guy. We started talking when I was 17 he is 22. I just turned 18 a few days ago. We are not having sex. I'm not ready yet, and he is not rushing me or anything. My parents don't approve of this. They tried things to prevent me from talking to him. We have been dating for a year. My parents caught me sexting him, and broke my phone.( a few 3 months ago when I was 17) We hardly ever do that. My little sister who is 16 went through my phone and showed them. But is it a bad thing. I really have feelings for him
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