There are many media outlets that show an unrealistic possibility of a lasting high school relationship like Secret Life of an American Teenager, Glee, Degrassi, and Twilight. All of these feature unrealistically happy relationships.
A high school relationship doesn’t start until it’s “Facebook official.”
Students who are committed to a relationship take an even higher step to relationships by giving promise rings.
Sara Hallman, a junior, was given a promise ring over the summer.
“I did believe that we were going to be together for a while” Hallman said. That wasn’t the case three months later.
“We just broke up. Nothing big it just didn’t work out,” Hallman said.
It’s common to see high school relationships only pass a few months.
Most high school relationships fail because of the people in them: teenagers. Most of us aren’t that mature and the rest aren’t even close.
Mica Nguyen, also a junior, believes that high school relationships have no point.
“I just don’t believe things will work in high school because you still have so much to learn, like how to be independent,” Nguyen said.
Nguyen believes that high school relationships truly don’t work because teenagers don’t know how to be independent and that they are truly selfish at times.
“If you don’t even have an idea of what college you want to go to or what you want to do in life, then why get into a relationship that would get in your way,” Nguyen said.
There are many people that feel like Nguyen does. Adults give the “yeah right” look when they hear teenagers professing their love for each other.
“High school is the only time you get to be selfish because you’re not obligated to anyone. You can do anything you want and act any way you want without thinking about someone else’s feelings,” Nguyen said.
Even though her relationship didn’t last, Hallman said she still believes that people can find love in high school.