Forever Alone Or Nah?
Single and ready to mingle? Or is high school just not the right time to find someone? Leyden kids sometimes don’t have bad luck when it comes to establishing a relationship. Sometimes, they’re just single by choice. But what do they have to say about committed relationships in high school?
Q: Should high school love be a big deal? Like, is it a good or bad thing?
A: “It could be a good thing, it could be a bad thing. My aunt and uncle were together since high school and now they have three kids together, so it could be good, but if it’s not, I wouldn’t stress over it. Focusing on school at this stage is more important, at least to me. I’d rather get into a good college than to stress over a relationship.”
Rene Leyva, Senior
Q: What’s your opinion on high school love?
A: “I mean if you’re like those obnoxious Leyden couples that tend to make out in the middle of the hallway during passing period, I’m gonna need to ask you to tone it down a little. I might make my way through you. But other than that, as long as you stay out of my way, your high school love is none of my business, and it’s fine. Just keep it private. Don’t have it for everyone to see.”
Q: Is finding a high school partner a big deal for you?
A: “It’s not a big deal. I feel like I could see someone that I love in high school, as long as it’s the person I love, you know? I could find them. I don’t know if I will, and it doesn’t seem like I have, being single and all. But I can see it happening.”
(Hear that Leyden couples? Keep the PDA on the low please…)
Jared Eisenmann, Senior
Q: What’s your opinion on high school love and is it a big deal?
A: “It is a big deal to some people, where they really care about the person they’re with. Some people, I’ve seen them use their significant other just for sexual relations, but most of the time, it’s half and half. But I do think there is such a thing as true high school love.”
Q: If someone were to be interested in you right now, what would you do?
A: “I’d have to personally assess who they are and how they would affect my life, what our similarities are…I could definitely see considering it.”
So is being single such a bad thing? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, but being single is underrated. Look, your most important relationship is with yourself. Think about it, you’re stuck with yourself for the rest of your life. Might as well love yourself first.