|By Elizabeth22 (Elizabeth22) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 09:58 am: Edit|
Today we had an electrician come and do some work on our house, and he brought a kid who's about 18 with him- I'm not sure if it was his son or an apprentice. Regardless, this kid and I (his name is Matt) talked for about a minute, and I didn't think anything of it. About a half hour after they left, he called me. He asked if I'd like to go to a movie with him sometime. I didn't really know what to say- I think I'd like to, but I also think my parents would freak out if I were dating a high-school drop out. I'm not the kind of girl to date older guys- in fact, I've never even had a boyfriend. I'm headed different places than this kid. Is this a bad idea?
|By Justice (Justice) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:02 am: Edit|
depends on how sketchy he is
|By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:39 am: Edit|
Take it from my female gut intuition- YES
|By Pinkheart (Pinkheart) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 11:26 am: Edit|
maybe get to know him.. see if he's a cool guy. sometimes dropouts aren't what you think they are. some are pretty smart too..
|By Fendergirl (Fendergirl) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 12:12 pm: Edit|
one of my best friends in high school dropped out. he had already taken like 3-4 AP's and all honors everything else, and then he dropped out and got his GED. just did't like school. was bored with it.
|By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 01:08 pm: Edit|
No, it's not bad that he's a drop out, its bad for other reasons. First, he's 18 and she's 16. If anything should happen, it would be statutory rape. Second, consider the circumstances. I doubt he has taken AP's and dropped out because he was too intelligent for high school, since he seems to be an apprentice for his dad. Yes there are 'exceptions,' but she isn't asking whether she should become chums with this guy, it's whether she should trust him with a date. What matters is that he likely got her phone number from his dad for for other intentions. He's 18 and thought more of her conversation than she did- why do you think he got her number? From my own experience, she shouldn't be misled to think he only wants to have a harmless movie time, I think that he has the final aim of hooking up with her: a very bad idea.
|By Sakrei (Sakrei) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 02:36 pm: Edit|
|By Takiusproteus (Takiusproteus) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 05:00 pm: Edit|
*snort* Ah, those working-class grunts. Don't dirty your hands with them! They are bad! They can only knock you up and drag you down!
So MAYBE he is a dropout and is the son of an electrician. You people make it sound like he's a convicted felon. Yay for prejudice and elitism.
Why should any of the extraneous items of his background matter? Hmms.
Is he a nice guy?
|By Pinkheart (Pinkheart) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit|
|By Elizabeth22 (Elizabeth22) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 06:42 pm: Edit|
He seems nice, but I'm a little bit wary of the fact that he's 2 years older than I am. I don't care if he's the son of an electrician- that's not the issue. It just seems risky to date a guy I know nothing about, who isn't even in school. I'm also not sure we'd have much in common- I doubt he's the math team, classical piano, Vergil reading type. I'm just not sure if it's a good idea.
|By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 07:21 pm: Edit|
There is plenty of fish in the pond. If you have any doubts with this guy, don't do it.
|By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 07:29 pm: Edit|
Ahh, it must feel *wonderfully satisfying* to point out elitism that doesn't even exist- doesn't it make you feel wise beyond your years?
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