Long before she is 16 and thus, in the eyes of the law, “legal”, she’ll be leered at on the bus and chatted up by men five, 10, perhaps even 15 years her senior.Post-puberty, her school uniform will prompt heckling from louts in vans.If you’re not ready, it’s cool to stay single and hang out with your close friends. In a healthy relationship, the feelings are mutual. If this doesn’t describe your situation, there’s nothing wrong with you, but you probably do need to keep looking.Dating Tip 2: Find Someone Who Likes You Back Feelings that aren’t returned can make you question everything about yourself. Dating Tip 3: Know When to Move On Sometimes you have to admit it, the relationship isn’t working.There’s the ego trip of being with a teenager who is so easily impressed that a car, or a flat – any signifier of independence – can seem dazzlingly mature. But it’s also emotionally and intellectually unbalanced and potentially exploitative.What I remember most about the girls I knew who dated older men was how confident they were among their friends, and how passive they were around their boyfriends. Different people have different preferences,” would suggest that attitudes are changing and that there is a sense that, when an older man pursues a much younger woman, something’s not quite right. Even so, I still hear male friends defending these partnerships, which always makes me wonder: what if it were your daughter? We still have a long way to go before grown men stop seeing teenage girls as ripe for the picking. You may have the strongest feelings of your life, which is great when things are good. Here are six dating tips to help you keep your head during this exciting time.Dating Tip 1: Take Your Time Some teens date, some don’t.
I didn’t think much beyond this fact, or why these men wouldn’t prefer to hang out with women their own age.I was more preoccupied with what I saw: worldliness, sophistication, a gateway to adulthood.None of these interactions became physical, which, looking back, was probably because I liked the idea rather than the reality. My interest in older men started to wane when one of my parents’ friends tried to grope me behind a door at a party. I look at my daughter now and I know what lies ahead.If you like a guy or he likes you, it’s perfectly OK to ask him not to post things about you online, including pictures.Some things don’t have to be shared with the whole world.