Dating someone 13 years older

When your crush is single, it seems like there are all sorts of possibilities, and once that relationship status changes on Facebook…

well, it can feel like the door just got slammed in your face. It’s not like you were dating and now he’s with someone new, but there’s no denying you have some serious feelings for this person.

It's a natural emotion, but make sure you're not letting it affect how you deal with this new GF.

You shouldn't be rude to her or make snarky comments to your friends at lunch.

It's normal if you need an outlet, but keep it a private one, like a journal or a heart-to-heart with mom.

Source: It can seem tempting to hatch a plan to break them up, but definitely do not do that. Yeah, you and your crush used to flirt, but that doesn't mean you should be trying to flirt with him now to make her angry.

Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.

Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.

It’s totally natural to feel bummed out and even kind of jealous, but how can you deal when your crush starts dating someone else? You obviously think your crush is a catch, so you'd be excited if you started dating him.

Imagine now if another girl was all mad at you because of your new relationship status. Try to use that as a way to diffuse your probably complex feelings toward your crush's new GF.

Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.

To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.