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?It was pretty obvious that there was an attraction between us, but I was a senior and she was a sophomore.I knew that I’d be heading off to college soon, and I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about a long-distance relationship. Instead, Rebecca and I began a confusing three-year cycle of relationship ambiguity.Once a student has sex, it becomes less of an issue in future relationships.," but don't hold its too-cute title against it—looked at how and when high-school students choose mates and their preferences when searching for a partner. These are truisms known to anyone who has watched 10 minutes of a teen movie or spent 10 minutes in a high school cafeteria.So are some other old prom-era chestnuts: Teen boys are primarily—obsessively?
Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically.
—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
Young men frequently fib about their sexual experience, whereas young women tend to be more truthful.
On top of it, you might really connect with one of them.
Hooking up with one or two of your hallmates within the first few days of school, however, is a definite no-no.
I had a choice to make: either date Rebecca despite the distance, or scale back our relationship to a normal level of friendship. I would often say that we were just friends, but my friends, who saw right through me, called her “my pseudo”—short for pseudo-girlfriend.