These are truisms known to anyone who has watched 10 minutes of a teen movie or spent 10 minutes in a high school cafeteria.
Sign Up For Free Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more. A guy I like is 2 years younger than me (I'm a senior, he's a sophomore) which is huge in high school! I haven't expressed any interest beyond a strong friendship because I'm holding myself back, but it's only age! Sometimes I feel he's intimidated by me and would never get the guts to make a move or would never see me beyond a cool senior friend.
Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one! He looks as old or older than me, but I have a few concerns that I think apply to a older-girl/younger-guy relationship: -Intelligence. He's VERY smart for his age, but I am too, so it's not much of an advantage. But I would probably never make the first move since I like manly sort of guys who can take charge...
We would never have even considered venturing out to the prom, let alone the school parking lot, with a boy in a lower grade, unless we were baby-sitting him. A one-year difference might as well have been a seven-year span, which is why the older boys looked so much wiser and more sophisticated than the boys our own age with acne. Senior boys have taken younger girls to prom since forever. I think I prefer dating a senior to someone my own age.” But if Kate Burkhardt, a junior at Dartmouth College, is correct, the cougar-in-training trend could continue as these high schoolers get older.
She dated her high school boyfriend, one grade below her, through her freshman year of college. “It was hard because we were having such different experiences,” she said, adding, “But here at Dartmouth we have a saying, ‘Get the guy before he pledges.’ ” “A lot of my friends are dating freshmen,” she said. And it’s more about finding a nice person in your peer group (key term there: ) who you want to spend time with.
on dating at the University of North Carolina, where for every three women there are only two men.
One coed argues that the gender imbalance has engendered a culture where men routinely cheat on their female partners.—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.Young men frequently fib about their sexual experience, whereas young women tend to be more truthful.“That way you grab them before they are corrupted by fraternity brothers.” So in other words, girls are dating boys they like, and are trying to date boys who are nice and respectful to them — something they don’t necessarily see from older boys. It sounds like the girls and the boys here are doing everything right.Instead of looking at this and saying, “Well it’s actually pretty normal to date people who are a year or two older or younger,” the Times reporter brands a bunch of 17-year-olds “cougars in training.” I actually am a little skeptical of relationships where there’s a large age difference, where that age difference reflects a major gap in life experience — which is why I think that, for example, a college sophomore dating a junior in high school would likely pose more issues with power imbalances/potentially predatory behavior than a 30-year-old dating a 34-year-old, even though the age gap is the same. They’re seeking out boys who are within a year or two of their own age, and they’re choosing boyfriends because those particular boys are nice and kind and respectful, and they respect those boys in turn; the boys are choosing girlfriends who are within a year or two of their own age, and who are nice and kind and respectful, and who they respect.In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate.