Should I date him or is it too risky?

About 2 months ago a friend of mine introduced me to a friend of his. I'm 17 and he's 21. I've been hanging out with him a good bit (not one-on-one hangouts, usually in a group of 3-5 people), and I'm started to really like him. I think that he might like me too. However, the friend that introduced us told me that he was abusive towards a girlfriend he had about 5 years ago in high school. My friend said that he has changed a lot since then and he doesn't really seem like the type to do something like that. So do you think I should date him and see how things go or do you think it's too risky to date someone who was once abusive? Please help, and thanks to everyone who does.
By Haines 10 years ago :: Dating
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