When an antique collector buys a Picasso from a man who doesn’t know its worth, do we trust she’ll pay the full price?

Freshman dating a senior video

Then, last week, we were in the same class and one of her friends kept telling me that I should go out with her.

She told me that it wouldn't be wierd for us to go out.

We don’t yet know what to expect from college relationships. She is writing a thesis or applying for jobs and on Wednesdays buys dry martinis, legally, at Monkey Bar.

We don’t know what we do or don’t want—we haven’t had time to see the options. He hasn’t gone to a TAP in years because, really, who does? In all likelihood, the senior boy or girl has had more than a few college romances. She knows what she wants from a hook-up or a relationship. He knows what to expect and, just as important, what not to.

Being intimate with someone more experienced than you can be invigorating. Consider the imbalance of power, the uninformed freshman, the wizened senior.

The senior-freshman relationship makes this possible. Consider the possibilities the freshman never sees. We are uncomfortable because deep down we know that seniors and freshmen approach sex from a place of inequality.

The senior dates someone who’s exciting and new and not jaded with the social scene.

Life is, in the end, about living and having experiences and making mistakes, and dating someone older than you can be a wild ride and a lot of fun.

He wasn’t a child, he wasn’t dumb, he just...didn’t know Amherst College.