Dating a younger man in college

Read on to see what they had to say! In my opinion, it never turned out well because they were intimidated by where I was in life in comparison … and they were also really immature. They never took the initiative, or showed confidence.

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He was basically a rebound. Introducing him to friends was a struggle, even if it was just at a chill house party. A typical introductory conversation went like this: I find that younger men are a lot less judgmental, open to non-mainstream ideas, and have the energy to get out and have a life, outside of work. He treats me like a princess. When we began dating he was still in college, and I was handling a demanding job.

I was the immature one for not recognizing it early on … and being caught up in superficial things like age.

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Fayr Barkley, a Human Behavior Research Expert and cougar expert, typically, a cougar is a woman who is over the age of 40, who dates a man 7 or more years her junior. Barkley says a woman in her 20's is a kitten, a woman in her 30's is a puma, and a woman over the age of 60 is a panther. Regardless of which type of kitty a woman may be, Barkley says any woman with the right attitude can be a cougar.

With less than 2 years age difference between herself and her recent younger ex-boyfriend, Chelsea Citro, a student at Syracuse University SU , still considers herself a bit of a cougar.

While Chelsea was a freshman in college, her boyfriend at the time was a senior in high school. Chelsea says that dating a younger guy while in high school is much different than dating a younger guy while in college.

For Chelsea, two years younger is her limit. Chelsea says the most difficult part of her relationship was when she came to Syracuse University for college.

He had no idea what I was going through because he's still in high school. Emma Post, a junior at Johnson State College, dated a guy 3 years her junior. The relationship only lasted 2 months. Hilary Ricigliano, a sophomore at Syracuse University, loves dating her younger man.