It’s hard to say exactly what the rules are for dating someone older or younger than you, because every relationship is different. However, there are some things that you should take into consideration if you’re thinking of dating someone in a different age group:
It is estimated that 10% of young people struggle with self harm. Imagine that. In a classroom of 30 pupils, 3 will be hiding their cuts and scars. It’s not a little phase; it’s a serious and potentially dangerous coping strategy. Spread the word, raise awareness, reach out, hang in there.