I am gonna be 20 next month and this guy turned 18 this month...and I think he is super cute and he's really such a sweetheart and super good to me...plus I look younger than my age and he looks older than his age...but I am wondering is it wrong to date him? I just don't wanna feel awkward if I ever say yes to being his girlfriend , when I have to say our ages ...what do you guys think about a girl dating a younger guy?
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The age gap between you is not a very large one. My concern would be his level of maturity. My background in developmental psychology tells me that guys tend to take longer to mature both physically and emotionally than girls. However, there are always exceptions to the rules, and on an individual basis, this guy could possibly be quite mature and capable of having a healthy relationship with someone a bit older than himself.
Dating someone does not mean that you are bound to this guy forever. It is a way to get to know one another and discover whether or not you are compatible romantically. If you are interested in this guy, I think you should definitely go out on some casual dates; maybe out for a movie or lunch. This will allow you to gauge whether or not he is mature enough for a committed relationship, whether or not you could actually get along as a couple, etc.
I think one of the posters below, "themastaplan", raises an important point: he is at the age where many people are attempting to solidify their identity - decide "who they are" so to speak. This can be a confusing time and may result in him bouncing back and forth between wanting a relationship and wanting to be single. He may decide to go to college far away as well, creating strain in the relationship or severing it altogether. However, this is really only an issue if you find yourself becoming really involved and committed with this guy; just going out for some casual dates is perfectly fine. You are both young and exploring romantic possibilities; it is important for you to date people to find out what kind of person you are compatible with, what works and what doesn't. It's a crucial part in defining yourself as an individual, as well as defining yourself as part of a unit.
So long story short: Go out with him if you like him! :)0