For all they know, the senior could be a good student that plans on going to college next year. I'm sure that opinions on this forum vary, so it would be interesting to hear each side back up their opinion. When I was a senior, I got along with some freshmen.
I just don't understand why people automatically assume older=bad. Or a freshman dating a weed-smoking freshman that doesn't care about school and will drop out when he turns 16. If a 37 year old is trying to date a freshman, I could understand people thinking that's wrong. The age gap is not extreme as some people make it sound. The reason I'm asking is can you say statutory R-A-P-E? There are some people that think it's such a bad thing for seniors to date freshmen.
Freshmen and seniors may have elective classes and/or play sports together. Yet they may not date or have sexual encounters without fear of life changing effects.
To most, it is common knowledge that people who have reached the age of majority should not be romantically involved with minors.
According to those statutes, the fact that a person under the age of sixteen consents to having sexual relations with a person of at least eighteen years of age is not a defense that will be considered when determining the eighteen year old’s guilt.
These may be some of the questions running through the mind of Kaitlyn Hunt as she continues to murk her way through the criminal justice system for engaging in a relationship with her fourteen year old, same sex girlfriend.
” Why exactly is dating a freshman such an odd thing?
I just don't understand why people automatically assume older=bad. Or a freshman dating a weed-smoking freshman that doesn't care about school and will drop out when he turns 16. If a 37 year old is trying to date a freshman, I could understand people thinking that's wrong. The age gap is not extreme as some people make it sound. There are other people that think there's nothing wrong with seniors dating freshmen. Every upperclassman can look back to their early college years and find moments to shake their heads at. “When you find someone you’re interested in then go for it. If you are the older half of the pair, it makes sense to be a little apprehensive when it comes to maturity.Economists Peter Arcidiacono and Marjorie Mc Elroy of Duke and Andrew Beauchamp of Boston College examined an enormous trove of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, more commonly known as The poll asked a broad range of questions about health and behavior—and the data set has become the basis of dozens of famed medical, sociological, and economic studies.(For instance, James Fowler of UC-San Diego recently used data from Add Health be a genetic foundation for an individual's political beliefs.) For their paper, Arcidiacono, Mc Elroy, and Beauchamp focused on the dating and sex lives of high schoolers—a subject much-analyzed by magazine editors and romantic-comedy screenwriters, but less familiar to social scientists.What about the freshmen and sophomore students—should they know about the possible consequences of their actions on others, and about their incapacity to consent?