I'm in a bit of an emotional state at the moment.
I'm 17, 18 in two months, and I've been dating a girl who's 7 years older then me - she's 24. We've been going out for two months now, but we recently decided to end it. She was getting too much **** for it, being judged, and looked down on. The problem is that I love her so much.
I don't know what to do. She was the only one who appreciated me, for what I look like and what I do. She admired the fact that I have such a passion for photography. We both love each other, we did everything together. We texted each other everyday, in the morning, afternoon, and night. We would even go on little drives round Norfolk in the sun. I would sleep round her house every weekend, get up with her, have breakfast, watch television. The little things. She made me feel wanted, and happy about myself. The age gap didn't bother me, we were both happy, but people were judging her for it, making her feel like ****. She's a very private person, and she doesn't like being in the limelight - being talked about 24/7. Judged, looked down on. I shouldn't have put her through that, and the thought of her feeling like that every day makes me feel sick. I just don't know what to do. I really like her, words can't describe her much I love her. I haven't slept at all, just been thinking about her, crying, missing her. I feel like ****. Heartbroken.
What should I do? Is it acceptable to date a girl 7 years older then you. She's been to Uni, got her degree, and has just finished her MA. I'm going to Uni this year to study my degree.
What's the right thing to do here? I just don't know, deep down I want to be with her. I love her so much.
She's in her mid-20s and you're legally not yet an adult, it was always going to end badly. You were only together for a little while, I doubt you really are in love - you just think you are. Give yourself a chance to move on and you will soon forget her.
Just meet other people at uni if you both feel the same way once you graduate then get back together.
Although you could have kept things low key. The girls same age as me if I was dating a 17 year old which I never would anyway would not want it out in the open.
You are still a kid and you seem insecure so try building your self confidence up.
You're not in love with her, you've made yourself believe you are.
You're only 17 and these feelings are temporary.
Just let it go, her friends are going to be different to yours. She's all matured up with a degree and stuff. Whereas, you're still planning on university. It won't work.
Itsnobody else's business. If you love er then you should never let her go.
Ignore thosetelling you your feelings will pass, becaise they may well not. I admire your honesty.
Also, well pulled
Awww.....she was taking her A-levels as you were joining year 7.
It can work, shut up you judgemental bozos
i cant help it but looking at the people in my sixth form and imagine them with a 24yo partner. it is unusual but once you reach 20, you can date people in their 30s and no one will care. wait :P but if the feelings are stronk then go for it! i believe that you are mature enough to handle your own relationships
Sounds like you were living the dream man.