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Over Before It Started
Our economy may be at an all-time low, but who can concentrate on that when teen musician heartthrobs Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift are breaking up? Us Weekly says that the adorable couple broke up almost as soon as they started dating officially. And by officially, they mean before it was reported in Us Weekly. According to a source close to Swift, Jonas “broke her heart.”
It may seem easy to make light of teen celebrity relationships, but think back to your teen years. Were breakups really that different from that of Swift and Jonas? How many times did you “go out with” one boy or girl at the beginning of the week, only to find out you had been dumped at the (insert high school sporting event here) later? And remember how unbelievably soul-shattering and heart-wrenching every breakup was? You swore you’d never be able to get over (insert miscellaneous high school flings here). Is it insecurity that’s at the root of all the partner-hopping in high school, or is it a legitimate need to explore as many different options as possible?
What were your high school dating experiences like, and how do they compare to the breakups you’ve experienced later in life? [The National Ledger]