I have a friend whose daughter has been dating a mid for two years. [edit: removed any possible personal identifiable information]. He has convinced her to drop out of college and rent an apt. in Annapolis near the academy (he's planning to help pay for it). She is planning to get a job in Annapolis as well. My friend is not supportive of this at all, but her daughter is over 18 and "in love." She is doing this without any support or help from the parents (they won't even allow her to take her car). I see all kinds of red lights here, both for the mid and the young lady. He tells her he can jog by her apt and wave daily, then they'll have weekends together. I cannot imagine him being able to do his studying or leadership responsibilities with this kind of distraction, and I imagine her being miserable knowing he's close and can't come see her. I would assume the academy would totally frown on this kind of arrangement. Any ideas of what to say to my friend about this? Oh, and his parents think it's a wonderful idea!