Dating a 16 year old
So I'm really into a sophomore in high school who's 16, turning 17 this October.I've genuinely never had as much in common with someone as I do her and I enjoy talking to her over text messages and facebook.Unfortunately, as a freshman in college who is turning 20 in four months, I feel extremely weird in this position, and the friends I've spoken to about it don't support me. I'll turn 20 three months before she turns 17, and even though that's just three months apart, being a 20 year old dating a 16 year old still makes me feel weird.I certainly don't feel 20, and one year ago I was still in high school, but I can't argue with the numbers, and the numbers say that I'm a creep.We were just goo goo over each other and it really did not matter. If you show good intentions and won over his trust then maybe things will go easier on that front.On the other hand don't worry about age, when you get older 3-4 years age difference is very common (at least what I've seen) and no one has an issue with it. Anyway, if you can remain friends until you're both of age, maybe you can pursue a relationship then, based on your successful friendship. We got back in touch via the internet at 32 and 24 respectively, and there was nothing weird about that. You're a different person at 16 than you are 18 than you are at 25.
I can't say reading these responses and having 12 hours to mull things over is enough to make a decision, so I can't really promise that I'll be updating this thread with a final decision.We shared so much in common, and she both looked older, and was far more mature than most people I can remember being when I was that age ( I actually thought she was around her early 20's when I met her) that when we went out for dinner, or on a date, no one gave us weird looks.The hardest part about dating someone that is in a different point in their life (You in College, her still in high school) is that her parents are going to see you as a total scum bag, that probably only wants in her pants.I mean I had friends that were in highschool, he was a senior and he dated a freshmen and they ended up dating for 4 years before getting married so the circumstances wasn't weird for at all. Actually we started dating when i was 17 and she was 14-15 and then i was 18 when she was 15.Sure we got lots of people making jokes on us and we had to be careful about her parents and what not but really it did not effect like at all.