DEAR ABBY: I’m a senior (girl) in high school and have been dating a sophomore, even though he’s less than a year younger than I am.(I’m very young for my grade.) We have a lot in common and I think we both love each other a lot.There is a HUGE difference between most 17 & 18 year olds, and most people in (even) their early 20s.Why would it be weird for an 18 year old and 20 year old to date?
“But what we are seeing is more and more women in their 20's calling themselves cougars because they relate to the confidence that a cougar woman has who ‘knows what she wants and goes for it,’” Barkley says.
I know college will be a chance for me to meet new people and I don't want to limit my chances, but if I'm still interested in dating him, would it be "proper"?
I was already hesitant about dating him because he was younger, although I knew if the situation was reversed it wouldn't be a problem.
I know college will be a chance for me to meet new people and I don’t want to limit my chances, but if I’m still interested in dating him, would it be “proper”?
I was already hesitant about dating him because he was younger, although I knew if the situation was reversed it wouldn’t be a problem.
-- ANXIOUS IN THE MIDWEST DEAR ANXIOUS: As far as I know, there is no rule forbidding a college freshman continuing to date someone who is still in high school.
So, this may start some controversy, but I'm intrigued by what other people's response to this question is (sorry if it's a double post) First off, I'm going to say that I am not planning on making any moves or anything by asking this question and seeing the responses, because I'm uneasy about age differences. Okay, so a girl who is a junior in highschool started talking with me today. Living in the area in which I do, she has a lot of the same interests that I do, which is rare in any girl up here.
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Regardless of which type of kitty a woman may be, Barkley says any woman with the right attitude can be a cougar.
“A woman who is well defined, strong, flexible, confident and goes after what she wants but can still remain a lady, is worthy of the cougar name,” Barkley said.