Dating a girl 16 years younger
Teen boys also expressed less confidence in navigating relationships than girls of the same age.That helps explain what is fairly common knowledge — age gap relationships among teens tend to be between older males and younger females.But when the topic is broached, it’s important to make sure both voices are heard and that they understand each other well.
“In terms of it being problematic, there are two sides to the coin,” said Meier, who studies the effects of adolescent sex on mental health.
Bennett, a senior in college, and Thompson, a junior in high school, didn’t think about dating each other when they first met.
“I remember that we were paired up as study buddies for the eight-week session.
First it was just a couple of nice talks, and then somehow it escalated to me skipping school and sneaking out,” she said.
“But really, in what situation would that even work?