The Myth Of Dating A Man Instead Of A Boy (Or A Woman Instead Of A Girl)

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You see so many articles these days about the difference between dating a “man” and a “boy,” or the difference between a “woman” and a “girl.” Like most 20-somethings, I used to really identify with the articles because everyone wants to consider themselves a mature adult and express their interest in finding a likeminded partner. The thing is, there is no line that you cross from adolescence into adulthood. There is no age, no amount of responsibility or life experience that will make you this ideal person.

If you’re dating a guy or a girl that is jealous or dependent or catty or immature, you’re just dating a jealous, dependent, catty, immature person. It’s not to say that people can’t change and grow, but if these are personality traits that aren’t attractive to you, it isn’t fair to either one of you to stay in a relationship expecting the other…

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