Sunday, August 8, 2010

teen asks about dating another teen

Anonymous

Subject: age difference

Question: i met a girl this year and ive become really close to her. she asked me out a few days ago but i dont know what to do because im 16 and she is 13.
 It seems really weird but i have never liked a girl this much before so it also seems right. i just don't know wat to say to her, what should i do

Anonymous

Answer:

You are 16 and she is 13. Although 3 years may not seem like a big deal to you at your age right now, it is a big deal. She is only 13 barely a teenager. She is probably in junior high school and you are in high school or will be. The reason schools are separated at these ages is because you need to be with other people your own age and so does she.

What you need to do is tell her you are just friends for right now as you are too young to have a serious relationship (this way she won't think it is because something is wrong with her). When she is 20 and you are 23 your age difference won't be as big of a deal.

You will both be at the same or almost same emotional stages in your life.

Thank you for writing to me.

Sincerely,

M Kay Keller