Chloe Moretz covers Flare & says 17 is too young for dating relationships

Chloe Moretz

Chloe Moretz, film veteran at age 17, covers the September issue of Flare magaazine. She’s wearing a magnficent Gucci coat. Chloe hasn’t had any huge box-office hits (yet), but she’s played several wiser-than-her-years roles. There was plenty of controversy over Chloe cursing up a storm in the Kick-Ass movies, but those films have been forgotten already. Onto brighter pastures, I say.

Chloe is promoting her new film, If I Stay, in which she plays a cello player. My daughter plays cello, so I know the is instrument prone to sounding like a dead cow. That’s not an insult. I’m just saying that anyone (and their parents) who commits to practicing the cello puts up with a lot. Chloe is still very much a teenager, and she has some thoughts on dating. She’s not into it:

Her dating fears: “It’s a tough age to fall in love: people change so quickly…I don’t want to have to feel like I have to watch my step, ’cause I’m 17 and I shouldn’t have to…[To my friends] I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re wasting away your entire high-school years, and now you’re going to waste away your college years. You’re going to spend your entire life in a relationship and then you’re going to get married…and then you’re dead! So you lived your life in a relationship!’ That’s not my style.”

Her family: “They know me the best, and I know that no one’s going to try and mess me over, you know?””

Her style: “People say don’t judge a book by its cover, but if someone wears a crazy outfit, they’re automatically a crazy person.”

Playing the cello for If I Stay: “It’s a very intimate instrument. For a girl especially, you’re wearing a dress and opening your legs and holding this instrument to your body, so it’s an extension of your body. When you hear cellists play, it almost sounds like a wind instrument because their breathing is linked up to the bow strokes, so as they go down or up, they breathe with the down and up of the bow.”

[From Flare]

Chloe has a great attitude about dating. I know several people from my graduating high school class who married each other, and they all divorced within a decade. They’re all on Facebook now, stalking each other’s profiles to see whom the other is dating. It’s kinda awkward for people who knew them and see it all happening. Sometimes marrying one’s high school sweetheart does work out, but I’m a big fan of wading through the pool of sharks before finding a nice swordfish to settle down with. Not that I’m an expert but in theory.

The rest of this Flare shoot is age appropriate with some stylish yet cute outfits. Chloe is very mature for her age, but I dig that she’s not flashing the flesh yet. There’s plenty of time for that in the future.

Chloe Moretz

Photos courtesy of Flare

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  1. MrsBPitt says:

    She seems like a very mature young lady…I loved the movie Let Me In…It sounds like she is focusing on her career right now. I hope she can make the jump from child actor to adult actor, because I think she is very talented.

  2. Lilacflowers says:

    How refreshing! And this kid has worked with Scorsese and Burton had other major directors and actors and she still has a sensible brain in her head.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I guess she’s saying you shouldn’t tie yourself down too young? She’s not saying you shouldn’t date at all, is she? That would be odd, I think.

    • Just me says:

      Why odd ? I don’t think 17 years old is too young for dating but is too young for marriage or very serious stuff but everybody is free, I think she doesn’t want someting too serious but I don’t think it’s odd if she doesn’t want to date but if you think it’s weird I find you too judgemental

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m the least judgmental person I know I was just trying to figure out whether she meant she shouldn’t date at all or just too seriously she can do whatever she wants isn’t it fun to read comments without punctuation

    • lisa says:

      Yes she is saying don’t tie yourself down so young especially when you are changing so much without experiencing anything different. At least that is what I got out of her comments.

  4. caroline bingley says:

    Good For Her. I never understood serious relationships at a young age when one could be devoting time to so many new things.

  5. Adrien says:

    Cute clothes.

  6. Sabrine says:

    I think many young girls feel insecure if they’re not in a relationship. Chloe has an amazing attitude and a very smart one about dating. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so young be this astute.

  7. MonicaQ says:

    Meh, married my HS Sweet heart, 14 years strong as of November. It’s different for everyone. Sometimes you trip and fall into the right one and other’s you trip and fall into a cow patty and it takes you awhile to figure out what is that smell.

    • Polkasox says:

      Congrats but I also feel that you’re more likely to go the other way. I also have four friends from high school that got married within four years after graduating. They’re all divorced now. It’s hard to know who you are when you’re that young

      • MonicaQ says:

        Yeah I know. It’s all luck of the draw. We waited until we finished college to get married so it was 6 years of together-ness that either of us could’ve walked away from surrounded by people from different cultures and experiences but choose not to. We each wanted to be able to stand on our own (degree and career) before we got married in case things didn’t work out.

    • Mel M says:

      Also married my high school sweetheart. Married 9 years, together for 16. We’ve been through horrible things and sometimes he makes me crazy but when I look at it objectively I know I’m very very lucky to have someone who knows me so well and has wanted to stay by my side through it all. And honestly I know a lot of people who married thier high school or college sweet heart and only know a couple that have divorced so far. Maybe it’s different in the Midwest.

  8. TG says:

    There is something about Chloe that makes her interesting to watch. I have seen that in her since I first saw her on screen a few years ago. She has star power. And so far the intelligence to go with it. She also seems to have a healthy dose of self-confidence.

  9. Samtha says:

    I didn’t know they were making a movie for If I Stay. That’s one of my stepdaughter’s favorite books.

  10. shannon says:

    i’ve never liked her until now. I wish someone had told me when I was younger not to even bother with boys. I spent my entire teenage years chasing boys and tied down in relationships. Same goes for my 20′s. It wasn’t until I turned 30, that I finally started figuring out who I was on my own. I’m 37 now, single and the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I know that those 15 years or so was a learning experience, but I can’t help but feel like a lot of my young life was wasted. Oh well, never too late to start living!

    • LizLemonGotMarried says:

      Because that’s what is preached, and valued in many small towns. *shrug* I didn’t get married until 28, much later than most of my peers, and happened to marry a kick ass man, but boy did I date a lot of wrong ones looking for the “one” when I should have just been having fun. It all worked out, but damn, could have been a lot less stressful. I probably would have met my hubs either way, and I could have been a lot more relaxed before then.

  11. Jenny12 says:

    Smart girl. I wish that girls weren’t so intent on relationships and boyfriends; my kids watch Disney shows and that’s all the girls in them focus on. No other interests, just boys, even the younger ones. Nothing wrong with liking boys and relationships, but it should also not be the focus of your life. These are the years you want to develop your own interests and find out what you’re good at and make true friends.

  12. Lady says:

    That’s the same attitude I had when I was her age. I never understood how my peers were able to be so serious about someone, I personally couldn’t manage that level of maturity at that point in my life. In fact, it wasnt until I was 27 and had my first that I was able to realise exactly what was required of me to “grow up.”

    All that said, there are a lot of high school sweethearts out there who truly love one another and couldnt imagine their lives with anyone else. I dont see the shame in that. So even though my first inclination is for me to teach my daughters not to fuss about relationships when young, I can’t exactly knock it either.

  13. Amanda_M87 says:

    Good for her. Dating in high school is just silliness anyway.

  14. Megan says:

    16 years and 3 kids later, me and my high school sweetheart are going strong. Personally, I hope my kids wait a little longer to get serious, but when it works, it works. For myself, that’s how old I was when I met him, what are you gonna do? I’m not gonna go Duggar and require a courting ritual, so…

  15. eliza says:

    Love this girl. I hope she has a long career ahead. She seems pretty grounded and down to earth.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I’ve only seen her in a few things, but she was really great on 30 Rock. She sounds grounded and mature, hopefully she can keep that going. It’s rare, but really nice to see young celebrities, especially young women, navigating a difficult business well.

  17. Lucy says:

    What an awesome attitude. Great interview! Wouldn’t expect any less from her.

  18. MoreYouKnow says:

    Don’t believe the PR people, she’s dating Julian Moraes.

    The proof is in the pudding (or desert if you want to be pedantic).

  19. mebee says:

    She is SUCH an interesting model! Sometimes actresses make the best models because you can see something going on mentally in their photos. Ireland Baldwin, take note: this is how it’s done.

    On a side note, I love Chloe’s perspectives on age, experience, and relationships. She seems refreshing, talented, and intelligent.