Dating older guys in high school
By Amy Rose Spiegel One of the most frequent Just Wondering questions we get here at Rookie is some variation on the following: “I’m a teenager and I’m thinking about dating/am intensely attracted to a person who’s significantly older than me. ” Well, as someone who not only has always been interested in older dudes, but has also dated quite a few of them, I have some things to say about your situation, question-askers.When I was 15, I was dating a 28-year-old (cue gasping).Imagine that your teenage child is involved with a person that is much older? One day your teenager comes home late with a hickey on his or her neck and even tells you that they are involved in an unplanned pregnancy. On January 9th, 2006; at ESCHS there was a young teenage girl witnessed to be dating an older guy. Another student who works at Beacon asked David, "Don't you feel uncomfortable dating her? "It don't matter what people say," said Jenni to one of her friends who questioned her about what people think of the relationship.Some parents give their teenagers permission, but some feel totally uncomfortable."My 16-year-old daughter is comfortable calling boys," Sue Bleney stated in the article "Girls calling Boys " (Teenagers Today, 2/28/06).
When ever parents see their daughter spending too much time on the phone, they start to "worry".Based on the formula, a 21-year-old could date someone as young as 17, an 18-year-old could be with a 16-year old, and a 16-year-old with a 15-year-old.Having a partner who is much older or younger has become somewhat trendy in today’s celebrity-obsessed culture, perhaps even more so among young adults. While it raises the anxiety of parents everywhere, teen dating serves as good practice for future relationships and allows teens to consider what qualities are important to them in a relationship. Many parents are apprehensive when their teenagers start to date, and that apprehension is exacerbated if a son or daughter chooses to date an older peer.