Unless you plan to just go out for a short term relationship.
With an imbalance in maturity at these levels, you might not fit in with her friends as well, and she might not fit in with yours.
DEAR ABBY: Several times recently when I have invited people to parties or dinners at our home, they have surprised me by responding with not only their regrets but also with a counteroffer.
It feels like the subtext is that our schedule is less important than our potential guests' and we should be prepared to entertain them whatever day they have open.
On the other hand, this has happened so often I'm starting to wonder if social obligations are now being handled in the same way as business meetings and I should just adjust to it. -- COUNTEROFFERS IN LOS ANGELES DEAR COUNTEROFFERS: You should entertain on the schedule that's most convenient for you.
(if you plan to) This doesn't mean you will necessarily be in a relationship with her that long.
Either way, just treat her with respect and everything else should take care of itself.
Anyway, we've been starting to talk regularly on the walk home now, and I just wanted some opinions - if I should seriously think about dating her. First, grades (freshman/senior) matter less than age and maturity.
I'm typically no good with romance, I tend to wait too long with the girl, and miss my chance, but maybe it's time to make a change? I would suggest you try to be respectful of her age.
Next fall, I'm planning on going to a local community college, but I won't be too far away.
I think my boyfriend has more interest in the military or a vocational career than college, but he's very serious and mature for his age.
I've never had a girlfriend before, there have been girls who have liked me in the past, and I've even been on a few first dates (initiated by the girl), but nothing's ever evolved from it.