So I met this amazing guy on a dating site, and while we've only had a few conversations we really click. One thing is though I'm 18 - still in high school, literally just starting out in life, and recently got out of a three and a half year relationship, so I've never really been on my own. I know I am ready to date again, that's not really the problem. I'm afraid I will seem green to him, he's 24, seems well put together, has a steady job. I know I'm really getting a head of myself here but I feel like he's going to want to meet me in person soon - I'm afraid the fantasy won't live up to the reality. How can I keep him interested after we meet without having sex right away? There's a six year age difference between us so is it really true guys like younger girls? I am actually really shy when it comes to talking in person so I'm terrified for what comes after, and that like I said he will see me as a kid compared to him.
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I had a similar thing happen, similar ages. As a guy, I wasn't actually seeking sex from a young girl, but rather a relationship. I don't know your guy and he could be a player, but he could also have reached the stage in his life where he is looking for someone to maybe eventually settle down with (he sounds fairly responsible, and a responsible life can sometimes use a little bit of color that a woman brings). Sometimes it's harder to find people your age after college as well.
I'd recommend practicing your poise. Every watch an Audrey Hepburn movie? She has some of the greatest poise as a lady; not rushing, thinking about what's said, and practicing good posture. I think if you act like a lady, your age won't matter as much. Also, he might be nervous as well.
See what he's like when you meet. I'd recommend not having sex with him on this date.. you should be more reluctant especially since you are nervous about it. Take your time, don't rush things or be rushed into things. He will respect you more for it, despite your age difference, trust me. And, another reason to take it slow -- don't let guys use you for sex and then leave you. It'll mess with your head.0