Dating someone younger.

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from a social view the half your age plus seven rule is fairly generic and easy but needs to be altered slightly to take into account the sex of the person in question

males:
for women older than themselves the math is still good but for women younger then themselves you must take into account the age on consent meaning after the age of consent its just half your age no need to add seven

women:
for women the rules are to some degree are reversed so that while dating some one younger than them the half age plus seven rule applies but when they are dating some one older as long as they are of age half the males age is fine

these rules can be bent though if one of the couple are a teacher and the other is a student then the rules dont apply as long as the teacher is hot if she is female or if male he is distinguished

A one year difference? Not a problem, ask her out.

My general rule has been to keep the age range within three or four years (it used to be two years, but once I hit my twenties I broadened the gap because the difference gets to be smaller with age).

Just as an amused comment from someone old:

If you're 16 and she's 15 - you're the same age!

Also: if nobody wanted to date people younger than themselves, it would be pretty slim pickings, since everybody had to find somebody with the same birthday...

You'll never regret the fun you had, only the fun you didn't have. If she's going to the same school as you, and only one year. Cheese-wiz man, it's a non-issue.

I personally follow [my age]+/-5 years
Seems ok

RubyT:
Just as an amused comment from someone old:

If you're 16 and she's 15 - you're the same age!

Also: if nobody wanted to date people younger than themselves, it would be pretty slim pickings, since everybody had to find somebody with the same birthday...

I am the youngest 16 year old in my year, as in, JUST made the cutoff date, but that's not why I'm not doing it. We don't really know each other.

I'm 18 and a freshman in college. My girlfriend is 16 and a junior in high school. We started dating when I was a senior and she was a sophomore and have been close since I was a junior and she was a freshman.

I love her very much. She is easily the best influence in my life. She's the reason I didn't take up drug dealing back when my shit was sort of spiraling out of control. She pulled me (mostly) out of the abyss into which I had so whole-heartedly leaped.

On the other side of the coin, since being with me, her depression has been a lot lessened. She is no longer bulimic as her self-esteem is much higher. Whereas her previous boyfriends had a tendency to force a lot of things on her, our first time was her idea. It wasn't hers, but it was my first time in general to be honest.

Anyway, the point is that unless the age difference is enough for there to be legitimate coercion involved then it is really not a problem. I've been with my girlfriend a little under a year, but I simply can't imagine a life without her in it. She keeps me sane and makes me really happy. As far as she tells me, I do the same for her.

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