Senior Zoe Velas stated, “Even when I Snapchat my boyfriend, we text more than just send pictures.” She said, “When you talk all day, you already know everything that happened in their day so when you get together later it can be hard to start conversation because everything that happened has already been talked about.”
Senior Jorge Gonzalez, another Senior, says he takes a more old-fashioned attitude towards dating, stating that, “Me and Kendall [Williams] like to go on real dates, but we also like to hang out.” He said, “When we hang out, we actually go out and do stuff like hike, or she likes to ride her horses. We kind of do everything.”
Relaxed dates seem to be the trend among young people today. Dating is much more informal than it used to be twenty, thirty, or fifty years ago. It is the norm for a couple today to spend much more time together, and to spend that time hanging out without an agenda or planning.
Another way that dating has changed is the way that young people court their would-be partners. The way it used to be was that one interested kid would ask another one on a date, and then after a few good dates that couple would be “dating”.
So, how is the longevity and health of a relationship being affected by new dating rituals? Well, the assumption these days is that no high school relationships last past the first year of college. And for the most part, seniors choose to abstain from serious relationships in an effort to completely avoid heartache after graduation.
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