So are some other old prom-era chestnuts: Teen boys are primarily—obsessively?
—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
We would never have even considered venturing out to the prom, let alone the school parking lot, with a boy in a lower grade, unless we were baby-sitting him. A one-year difference might as well have been a seven-year span, which is why the older boys looked so much wiser and more sophisticated than the boys our own age with acne. Senior boys have taken younger girls to prom since forever. I think I prefer dating a senior to someone my own age.” But if Kate Burkhardt, a junior at Dartmouth College, is correct, the cougar-in-training trend could continue as these high schoolers get older.
She dated her high school boyfriend, one grade below her, through her freshman year of college. “It was hard because we were having such different experiences,” she said, adding, “But here at Dartmouth we have a saying, ‘Get the guy before he pledges.’ ” “A lot of my friends are dating freshmen,” she said. And it’s more about finding a nice person in your peer group (key term there: ) who you want to spend time with.
I look at her, all dolled up in heels and a cute crop top, and then I look back at my bed, soft and warm, offering a Saturday night of TV, calls with high-school friends, and microwavable macaroni and cheese.
When you’re in high school, having a thing for a guy or gal who is in a grade or so above you isn’t too uncommon.
I had a huge crush on a guy in the grade above me and even though I’m pretty sure that he had no idea that I existed–well, aside from the fact that people found out and it was a small school and the dude probably totally knew everything now that I’m thinking about it–I crushed and I crushed .
Here are 10 things you should know before flirting with that senior you have a crush on. Don't go around acting as though they won't care or be interested or think that you're not on their level just because they have a little more life experience than you. That senior you're crushing on might not even have time for anything serious, so if that's your primary aim, beware!
You might be a little scared, but as long as you’re confident and realistic, you’ve got nothing to worry about! Some seniors might get territorial of their fellow seniors. Look, just because they're a couple years older, doesn't mean that they're a couple years wiser.