If you’re both attending the same school, you get to have that special person at your disposal to help ease the new shift in your life.If you’re attending different schools, it’s also nice to know that you have that person to look forward to every time you come home, which can also help with keeping focus while you’re on campus.They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch.
But be warned: a regular hookup doesn’t mean professing your love for one another is the next step.
Students carrying over high school relationships into college may be bucking the odds, but it hasn’t stopped them from trying.
There are new rules, some of which are unspoken and not so obvious.
And there are a lot of different types of “dating” to deal with.
If you do decide to continue your relationship into college, though, I’m hoping you’ve taken into consideration a few things.
First off, you’ve completely limited yourself from forming a romantic relationship with someone new, who didn’t know you in high school, and who could see you for the person you’ve become, and not necessarily the person you were.Of all college relationships, nearly 33 percent are long-distance, according to an i Village survey. If you’re out of college, think about your Facebook friends: How many are still together with — or even married to — their high school sweethearts?“It’s definitely possible, but it’s rare, because the chances of you knowing who you want to be with at 40 when you’re 17 are kind of low,” said Tracey Steinberg, a dating coach. And it’s worth the wait if it’s real.” Going the (long) distance is not easy: Challenges including overcoming communication barriers, resisting the temptation of a fun, new social life and scraping together the finances to visit each other at separate schools. But the next time you grumble about a spotty Skype connection or a pricey plane ticket, think about Barbara Gee and Gordon Baranco."Our parents insisted that we make sure that we looked at other people, to make sure this relationship would be a strong one.But we always remained best friends.” Fifty years after high school graduation and two children later, Gee is confident it was meant to be.Meeting a Girl Establishing a Relationship Making It Work Community Q&A Whether you dated a lot in high school or not at all, college is a whole new ballgame when it comes to relationships.