ConfusedInAK, there is a big difference between a 22 year old dating an older man and a 16 year old dating an older man.
At 16 you don't have the maturity and wisdom to date someone who is already living an adult life. I also have to wonder why a man would want to date a child. I'm sure your parents would wonder that as well.
If you really love him and he loves you, then wait a few years to date each other. When you yourself are an adult then you can make this decision for yourself, until then, your parents have allot of say in it.