Most of my friends are three years older than me and
they’re cool with the fact that I'm only 12. But a lot of them say I'm really
pretty and they would date me...if I were older. How can I get them to see that
age is just a number?
HIS ANSWER: “Some guys
just don't understand that a three-year difference doesn’t have to be a big
deal,” says 15-year-old Brent. “Personally, in this situation, I suggest staying
in your age range. And honestly, you shouldn't be seriously dating at 12. It's
not what you should be worrying about.”
DECODED: It sounds
like the guys you’re hangin’ with are on the same page as our buddy Brent. It’s
not that they don’t like you or that you personally are too young for them. It’s
that your 12 and you should be having fun, not getting serious with a guy.
YOUR MOVE: Sure,
crushes are super innocent and holding hands in the hall is fun. But when it
comes to dating, sometimes it’s better to wait a few more years until you’re
really ready to dip your toes into the relationship pool. Though three years doesn’t
sound like a big difference—and when you’re 20, it really isn’t—at 12, it can
be huge. Be happy hanging out with the guys…as friends…and worry about the
mushy-gushy love stuff when you’re a bit older, OK?
BY CAITLIN FARLEY AND BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/15/2011 4:26:00 PM
POSTED IN dating advice, GL's best guy advice, guy friend Q & A, he's too old for me