Junior in college dating a senior in high school
Do I push myself to meet new people (and risk spending the next four hours smiling and saying “hey, where are you from?
” so many times that my face starts to hurt), or do I fall back on the familiar?
One Princeton junior told me that, during her first three months in college, she stayed in her room every Friday and Saturday night.
She didn’t go out because her high-school boyfriend didn’t want her to.
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I look at her, all dolled up in heels and a cute crop top, and then I look back at my bed, soft and warm, offering a Saturday night of TV, calls with high-school friends, and microwavable macaroni and cheese.
She broke up with him a few weeks later.“The nice thing about the college atmosphere in terms of relationships is that you can ease in to them – you don’t have to know where you stand, you don’t have to be really certain,” said a current college junior.
“But with long distance, there’s the implication that you’re in it for the long haul.
If you were weren't together everyday on campus, then you had to make sacrifices, and you didn't make sacrifices if things weren't serious.
One junior told me that, freshman year, her high-school boyfriend revealed his plans to propose the day after graduation.