|i, too would have to agree that age isn't a determing factor in true love, however, when the younger party is still of 'school-age' it can prove to be a difficult situation. The two parties need to sit down and really examine the situation. Is the younger party, miss x, as you call her, truely old enough and mature enough to handle a relationship of this magnitude. And for mr. X, is he ready to handle the aspects of her life of which she has yet to encounter. Such as learning who she is, finishing school, and experiencing life in general. The 14 year old age difference doesn't bother me, however, when the younger party is still considered a minor, yes I do believe it is a problem.
I myself am dating a 38 yr old, and i'm only 23....But that's the difference. I'm 23 with two children, a fulltime job and a college degree. I've already experience that 'wild stage' perse, and i've matured in the relationship catagory.
If he's able to grow with her, and vice versa, then maybe it can work. If not, then he needs to give her space to learn and grow and she needs to focus her attention on things that are more important for a 16 year old, and worry about love later. Believe me, you have your whole life to love. But you have to know how to love, and how to love yourself in return.