High School Dating: Road Block or Drag Race?
Published: 2011-10-19 09:20:51
|Jordan Tranter and Emily Ratzliff portray the typical puppy-love stage of high school dating.|
Being a high school student, you're usually in one of three camps in the dating game: 1) ANTI 2) I COULD or 3) WHY NOT?
The "ANTI" dater, who is against the whole idea, probably thinks his or her chances for finding contentment in the short term are small compared to the idea of a long and prosperous future relationship: AKA marriage.
Those in the "I COULD" category probably already do. There are exceptions to every rule. Right?
"WHY NOT?" says the casual dater just looking to enjoy high school with the thought that dating is harmless fun.
Junior, Matt Kennelly, says, "Why put yourself in a position to lose grasp on reality." Junior, Kelsey Lopez agrees that "The odds of marrying someone from high school are slim."
One classic King's couple, Connor O'Neil and Ashley Lockwood, completed each other's sentences saying, "As long as it's not just a fling and you know you won't cut it off senior year; it's well worth it. You wouldn't want to date someone you don't see yourself with long term. You still need to be your own person and have time with friends too."
I, myself, usually sit in the second category. I believe that your decisions in high school will follow you, good or bad. I would rather wait for the right person, or at least a potential, than go around dating every chance I get. I hope to find a best friend, a prince charming, and a man who loves Jesus. That's how I see it.