I too thought I was responding to someone in his twenties. But as someone who hasn’t been out of her teens that long (*Stop laughing!) I can remember what it was like
way back when…not so long ago. I dated only one person in high school. That experience taught me who I was and what I wanted in a relationship. It taught me not to settle for “the romance at the beginning” and wait for someone who was in it for the long haul (doesn’t sound very attractive, does it?) But I am so glad I waited and not dated (not gramatically correct, but it rhymed;) )
Everyone in the classes above and below me spent every available moment thinking about the opposite sex and trying to date. I saw it as a terrible use of valuable time. In the end all of those “relationships” faded to nothing more than embarassing memories they’d rather forget. But not me. My way wasn’t appealing to others but it worked for me. And now I am married to the sweetest man on the planet (present company excluded). Not only is my husband a wonderful mate and a great dad, he’s just plain fun to be around. He’s funny and personable. He’s also very much like me. He has my same twisted sense of humor and is freakin hilarious when he’s got road rage. (Not dangerous…hilarious.)
I said all that to say this: that high school dating thing that seems to be so important…really isn’t. Very few people meet their “soul mate” in high school. There is a bigger world than “John Hughes High” and it’s filled with lots of interesting people. And in my opinion finding the right one FOR YOU is very much worth the wait.