Dating a college guy while in high school

“But what we are seeing is more and more women in their 20's calling themselves cougars because they relate to the confidence that a cougar woman has who ‘knows what she wants and goes for it,’” Barkley says.

These younger “cougars in training” have very specific names.

There are plenty of good reasons not to date someone; If you really like her and feel this could go somewhere, then I don't think her still being in high school is a good enough reason to not at least give it a try. Besides, everyone on campus, except those who are in relationships with high school girls, looks down on dudes who are still dating high school girls.

Dating a high school girl when you're in college is like going to a free-beer kegger, and bringing along a bottled water, despite really, really wanting a beer, or two beers at the same time, maybe with another beer taping it.

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.

She only lives an hour away and comes over every weekend. You have a right to date who you want and it's tough to find someone you really click with.

With less than 2 years age difference between herself and her recent younger ex-boyfriend, Chelsea Citro, a student at Syracuse University (SU), still considers herself a bit of a cougar.

As with any relationship, make sure she knows how you feel about her and how she feels about you.

Don't forget regardless of her maturity level she is still a high-schooler. If you don't see yourself spending the rest of your life with her or you are just in it for the ride. On a personal note, consider yourself lucky that you have the approval of her parents.

“A college cougar is a girl who dates a guy who is not in college yet,” Chelsea says.

While Chelsea was a freshman in college, her boyfriend at the time was a senior in high school.

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