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For some reason each of those words said in the same sentence doesn’t sound like a good mix. Grown up people with a strong sense of maturity, a job and a passion besides playing video games. Take these four years to have fun, find your type, enjoy the company, and learn how to deal with your current boyfriend or girlfriend, so when the right one comes along you’ll know exactly if they’re the one.
High school is the time to get good grades, excel at academics and perhaps jumpstart your career. Being in love is so much more besides the looks; it goes deeper than holding someone’s hand and it’s definitely more than just going out with someone to be able to say, “I have a boyfriend or girlfriend.” I think only a person with more years of experience can clearly comprehend the whole concept of “love.” So personally, I don’t think true love can be found in high school. --Yazmin Dominguez Only if you’re mature enough Honestly, and with no offense to anyone, this is one of the shallowest questions that I’ve had to answer.
You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St.
Pigeo Nation’s Institute, a school for talented birds!
Long before “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” (1965, to be precise), a popular TV show called “The Dating Game” debuted in which a young lady was invited to ask questions of three potential suitors who were hidden from her view. BOY TROUBLE Even in the age of Shakespeare, getting the object of one’s affections to commit was no easy task.
Imagine my reaction when it turned out that she thought the “Steve” I liked was a geeky guy in my class instead of the swoon-worthy “Steve” who was a senior.
It’s actually their very first date and s/he runs a full gamut of emotions aloud trying to speculate what may have happened (including being purposely stood up). Technology can clearly wreak havoc with a romantic conversation when one or both participants just can’t leave their cell phones turned off?
Your assignment: Write a three page restaurant scene in which neither party can get through a whole sentence without taking a call, making a call, sending a text, looking something up or taking a selfie.
Your assignment: Using this premise, write a three-page scene in which a guy has been set up with the wrong girl. It might turn out they have more in common than they ever knew and that his friend’s “mistake” was actually intentional.
THE NO-SHOW Once upon a time when there were no cell phones for calling or texting someone if you were running late, you just had to hope that they wouldn’t give up on you and go wandering off.