College freshman dating high school junior
“A woman who is well defined, strong, flexible, confident and goes after what she wants but can still remain a lady, is worthy of the cougar name,” Barkley said.
But if the maturity is there, does it really matter if they were in high school less than a year ago? I wouldn’t say there isn’t a limit, I think some age differences are too big, but a freshmen and a senior doesn’t seem too bad.” My brother is 22 years old and his boyfriend is 10 years older than him.“Many women start dating younger men when they are in their 20's,” Barkley says.“Regardless of what age a woman starts indulging her Cougar side, if it's for her, she maintains it throughout her life.” That depends.“It was really hard relating to him since I am in 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. “I've always had relationships with someone significantly older than me, so it was difficult at first to adjust to the age difference,” Emma said.“I typically date individuals that are older than me because I feel like they are more responsible…
I would date a senior,” said Chris Dial, a freshman from Armstrong Atlantic State University.
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.
Twenty-year-old Julie Dexter says she wouldn’t date anyone younger than 17, and even that “is pushing it.” For Chelsea, two years younger is her limit.
She says younger guys are generally clingier because they haven’t experienced as many relationships.
“I like being able to have someone to depend on but not having to carry the weight of someone younger and less experienced than me.