Why it’s nice to date an “Older Boy”

I have been dating my boyfriend for a little over a year now and I am happy to say that we were not an item while we were in high school together. Mitchell graduated in 2015 and I will graduate in the spring of 2017. Although Mitchell is two grades ahead of me he is three years older than I am and some people may say that it is a little inappropriate, however I find it to be beneficial. It works to my advantage to date someone older for several reasons, one of them being that I never see him at school. Often times I see couples in high school together, even couples that go to different schools, have trouble with jealousy. Now don’t get me wrong, no girl in a relationship will tell you that she never gets jealous but I think not being around immature young ladies helps to take away that jealousy. Now I use the term immature because those young ladies sure as hell don’t respect themselves let alone someone else’s relationship. So, the issue really isn’t being with each other all the time, it’s being around other annoying people. Another reason dating an older boy plays to my advantage is the trust factor. Mitchell and I can go to Indians games without my parents batting an eye, whereas if I were dating someone that was 16 or 17 my parents would probably say something like “Well…are ___’s parents driving?” Since Mitchell goes to college, whenever he goes home I pretty much get a free pass to hang out with him whenever I want. Like last Tuesday he came home for gun season and we went out to eat and I was over at his house until 11. I definitely could not see that happening if I were dating someone in high school with me, my parents would probably say something along the lines of “well didn’t you just see him at school?” There are many benefits to dating someone older but I still get uncomfortable looks from people when I tell them my boyfriend is in college, but hey at least it won’t be weird when we’re 23 & 26 years old.

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