Girl Talk: Middle/High School Dating
3 Nov I just turned 16 on September 9th and I'm a junior (supposed to be sophmore) that normally likes college guys. But, recently my perspective completely flipped, when I got to know this French freshman who is 14 (but DOES NOT LOOK OR ACT LIKE IT AT ALL). I acttually thought he was a new junior at our. 29 Jul Dating A Younger Guy May Boost A Woman's Career, New Study Shows, And More Fascinating Facts About Women Who Date Younger Men. ByKristine Again, at the time I was a freshman in college so dating younger guys would consist of me creeping around junior high schools. Needless to say, I. What are your thoughts/experiences? Can it work out? A guy I like is 2 years younger than me (I'm a senior, he's a sophomore) which is huge in high school!.
A big age difference doesn't automatically equal a bad relationship--just think of Courteney Cox, 35, and hubbie David Arquette, But at your age, major gaps in maturity and interests between people who are even only a few months apart can be pretty obvious.
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That's not to say that this love connection is a no-go, though. Just find out if your romance is right by asking yourself if you're in it for the right reasons.
So let's start with the not-so-good news about why you might be dating this guy. Do you have a history of going for younger guys?
If I thought about it, I had been dating younger guys since the beginning. I don't think it's wrong. Real Live College Guy Joel: Here means researching the kinds of people you like to be around. No misogyny, misandry, transphobia, ageism, racism, general assholery, invalidation, or otherwise hateful or disrespectful commentary.
Are you avoiding older guys 'cause you have a bad track record of being hurt by them? Or because it's intimidating--they move at a faster pace physically than you like?
Also think about your own confidence level. Do you feel that you can't attract someone who's more on your level?
Or is this the only guy who is paying attention to you right now, so you're like 'why not? Now for the good news phew! To be fair, not all year-olds are superimmature.
As long as both people are mentally meature enough I don's see a problem. I'm not too sure why but I wouldn't bat an eye at 21 with a 27 yr old neither Tell me your stories and opinions! College Search Tool Find the best school—for you.
This guy could be more on-the-ball than some adults in your life. Maybe he had to grow up quickly because of circumstances in his family. He may have a lot to teach you about life.
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If you're questioning the relationship because of others' expectations--maybe your friends and family are making fun of you for liking a baby-faced boy--then you've got to take a look at why you really care about what they're saying. Real maturity is knowing you should follow your own heart and instincts.
So if you like this guy, sure the relationship can fly! Just be careful about obsessing over whether this relationship can get superserious. At 17, you're still young and you can pretty much assume that most year-old guys aren't thinking "serious" yet. You both have so many more people to meet and experiences to have. For now, just keep having fun. Dating means researching the kinds of people you like to be around.
If you decide slightly younger guys are more your speed then that's fine--just make sure it's for all the right reasons. Type keyword s to search. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From Dating Advice.