In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate.
Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically.
But are there greater risks to consider with a large age gap between partners?
Ethan Bennett, 26, and Mia Thompson, 18, haven’t been affected by an eight-year difference — two years more than the formula’s appropriate “cut off age.” The pair met on the University of Minnesota campus, which offered a free prep session led by college students.
," but don't hold its too-cute title against it—looked at how and when high-school students choose mates and their preferences when searching for a partner.When tempted to engage in “dormcest,” remind yourself that you’re going to have to face him – as well as everyone else on your floor, because they’re going to find out – for the rest of the year, no matter how good or bad your hook-up was.Just because he’s sitting alone and doesn’t speak to anyone in the class doesn’t mean he’s a total lunatic.Based on the formula, a 21-year-old could date someone as young as 17, an 18-year-old could be with a 16-year old, and a 16-year-old with a 15-year-old.Having a partner who is much older or younger has become somewhat trendy in today’s celebrity-obsessed culture, perhaps even more so among young adults. But what if you start feeling like you want something more? And it’s one that many soon-to-be collegiettes in relationships have to start asking themselves as high school days quickly start dwindling. That’s when you and your SO may find yourselves heading off to colleges in different directions. After spending part or all of high school together, you may feel like no one could ever understand you more than the person who was always there for you.“It is simply human to not want to lose the person [who] has possibly been your best friend throughout high school,” says Rhonda Ricardo, a columnist, screenwriter and author.If you’re starting to have doubts about the future of your relationship, you are just like everyone else.It’s also important that girls advocate for what they want, whether it’s sexual or not.They might be at a disadvantage because of their status. Those two things carry different statuses (Guys age)/2 7= (Girls age) Unofficially, this formula on Urban Dictionary is used by teens to find the appropriate age cut off when it comes to dating.“If your romantic feelings for your high school sweetheart have faded by graduation, you are in the over ninety-percentile of all teenagers on the verge of adulthood,” says Ricardo.If you are starting to resent the fact that you are going to miss out on new college experiences or if you simply find yourself not feeling the same way towards your SO as before, the relationship may not be the best thing for you. As a freshman girl, eligible cuties seem to be everywhere – and guess what? The attention can be fun, but when it comes down to it, the dating game in college is one that you’ll learn a lot about as time goes on – you might not be a pro right off the bat.