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Most students (and staff for that matter) would like to date someone who is within five years of their age.  Dating older or younger becomes problematic.  

In a random survey of 104 students, 57 percent of the students said that they would rather date someone within five years of their age. There were 5 students who said that 10 years was okay, and about 9 students that 20 years was okay to date older people. According to the Illinois Age of Consent article, it states that when teenagers begin to date, they usually meet at school and are often the same age. Also, some teens might meet people from work and other people in the community and they would sometimes date older men or women.  

“Keep it to 5 years,” teacher Mr. B said.  

The second most popular answer was the option of other.  

“I chose other because I would rather date someone 2 years older than me,” senior Israel Saucedo said.  

The third most popular answer was the option of 20 years older. 

“I chose between 20 to 30 years older because as long as it legal then its okay,” principal Jose Gamboa jokingly said.        

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4 Responses to “Do you date within your age range?”

  1. Student Reporter on January 9th, 2019 10:50 am

    I can’t believe that people would actually pick 20 years older than them to date! Because the only time I saw somebody who dated someone older than them was when my cousin dated a guy that was about 6 years older than her. Any older than that i have never seen in my life.

  2. Angie Figuereo on January 10th, 2019 9:33 am

    I can connect this to the R.Kelly situation because he’s dating minors and he doesn’t care if he get in trouble for it He doesn’t care if they are 12,14,16,19 years old he still would do stuff with them.

  3. heriberto 3 on January 10th, 2019 11:31 am

    I can connect to this becasue i watched a video on youtube where this guy thought his wife was cheating on him so he tried to catch her with like a group of people that catch cheaters and he found out she was cheating on him with a 19 year old guy and the married couple were both 55 years old.

  4. Humberto on January 10th, 2019 12:28 pm

    I can connect to this because my dad is older than my mom by 3 years. I don’t find this weird because it’s by some years and they have known each other since they were little. I think it does start to look weird when it’s by 10 year difference.

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Do you date within your age range?