College student dating high school student
“It’s also important that girls advocate for what they want, whether it’s sexual or not. Despite how much you feel your partner loves and respects you in the individual relationship, we’re all influenced by broader societal norms.” Jessica Murphy of Apple Valley learned a hard lesson after her relationship with an older man didn’t end “happily ever after.” At 15, she met Devin, a 24-year-old, on a college tour.
Seventy percent of teens date a partner within a year of their own age, Meier said, though 30 percent dating outside the customary range is still a “substantial minority.” Either way, asking tough questions and allowing common sense to prevail should allow age gap relationships to be on the same footing as same age ones.
A relationship like that was doomed from the start.” Is society learning to become more comfortable with greater age gaps, especially among teens and young adults?
If you polled parents, they’d probably hope that trends aren’t heading in that direction, Meier said.
But when the topic is broached, it’s important to make sure both voices are heard and that they understand each other well.
It’s not just one person deciding and the other goes along with it,” Meier said.
But it’s not a sign that the relationship can’t work.