Among freshman boys, what's rare, and therefore valuable, are freshman girls willing to have a relationship and, even better, willing to have sex.
Among senior girls, what's valuable and scarce are boys willing to have a relationship without having sex.
(Humans tend to partner with mates that look and act like them.
—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
Young men frequently fib about their sexual experience, whereas young women tend to be more truthful.
I sometimes see the age difference when we discuss coursework and such, but I know it'll even out...eventually. There's also longer term things that I'm not even considering right now (like when I go to college)!
Shorter New York Times: High-school-age girls who date boys a year or two younger are predatory and suspect.
Sign Up For Free Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more. A guy I like is 2 years younger than me (I'm a senior, he's a sophomore) which is huge in high school! I haven't expressed any interest beyond a strong friendship because I'm holding myself back, but it's only age! Sometimes I feel he's intimidated by me and would never get the guts to make a move or would never see me beyond a cool senior friend.
Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one! He looks as old or older than me, but I have a few concerns that I think apply to a older-girl/younger-guy relationship: -Intelligence. He's VERY smart for his age, but I am too, so it's not much of an advantage. But I would probably never make the first move since I like manly sort of guys who can take charge...
In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate.
Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically.
Relatively little such data exists for teenagers, who mostly work the old-fashioned meet-someone-in-homeroom way.
But in examining the Add Health data, he and his colleagues found one classic economic tenet driving the byzantine high-school dating market: Scarcity determines value.
on dating at the University of North Carolina, where for every three women there are only two men.