This girl and I have been close for the past 3.5 years. We started hanging out and talking when I was a senior in high school and she was a freshman. We have talked about everything and have done a lot together (sexually). She has basically begged me to be her boyfriend on several occasions and I decided against it because I was not looking to settle down. I am now a junior in college and she is a senior in high school. We are closer than ever, but not "officially" dating. However, over these 3.5 years it has seemed we have been dating. We have had fights, ups and downs, etc. I realize I have a girl that cares a lot about me, which is a rare find. I have not found a girl in college worth holding onto. The girls at the bars, clubs, and house parties just don't attract me. She has a lot going for her. She is gorgeous, fun, comes from a good family, blah, blah, blah. Of course with that, she gets a lot of attention from guys. She has the reputation of being an easy girl. Many of my friends have gotten with her. As the years went on, she has matured in that sense and respects herself now. She has not given into any temptation since August. She claims I am the only guy she talks to and hooks up with. She loves male attention, but claims if we dated she would never do anything with anyone. I feel with me being 21 and her being 18, I have a lot more life experience than her. Being 21 opens a whole new world, but so does going to college next fall for her. That means we both will experience new people and situations. It will be a challenge for both of us. I am not exactly a fan of long distance relationships. Most of it has to do with the lack of trust, but that can be built up over the summer where I can see her daily. I feel she might be too young to know what she wants. She hasn't experienced being on her own and away from her parents. She has been sheltered all her life. She might change completely in college. I have seen many people change in college whether that be for the better or the worse. I have never had a girl care about me so much. I care for her too. We have so much in common, it's crazy. Do I take the plunge and date her? Do I wait to see how she reacts to the college environment? There is more to the story, but I hope you get the jist of it. I'm just looking for some insight from a third party. I appreciate your opinion!