Dating is tough no matter how old you are. Regardless of whether you've been on the scene for decades, or you're just spreading your romantic wings, there is truly no rule book for finding a meaningful relationship.
Nonetheless, there is an endless industry full of self-help books, dating advice columns, and dating experts doling out instructions on the dos and donts of navigating romance and hookups. So naturally, most of us with an ounce of experience have played our hand at love life guru from time to time.
Sadly though, the intentions behind romantic advice can often get lost in translation, particularly if you're talking to a teenager.
"AITA for giving my cousin honest dating advice?!"
Because of this, OP feels a particular solidarity with his 15-year-old cousin.