I consider myself a smart and logical person. However, I have yet to figure out the riddle of the modern teenage couple. I mean, I understand the logistics of dating. You meet a boy/girl. You like the boy/girl. You ask the boy/girl to be your "one true love," and then you are "dating."
But with the technology available today, that isn’t the true definition of high school dating. Getting a person’s cell phone number is now comparable to receiving an engagement ring. Sometimes a couple is "dating" before they have even gone on a date. Once they get that phone number, it basically becomes one endless texting conversation. A couple could date and break up without ever speaking face-to-face.
What I don’t understand about the average "high school couple" is what they could possibly talk about for 24 hours a day. If you see each other during school, text during and after class, and Skype each other at home, wouldn’t you run out of things to say?
At some point, does the list of discussion topics come to an end? Wouldn’t one get bored? Where is the satisfaction?
Is there anything intelligent being said? I know that couples probably aren't debating philosophical ideas through text, so what could be captivating enough to keep them glued to their phones? What annoys and confuses me the most is the conversation. I feel like it would get really stupid and tedious very fast.
So, what do these couples talk about? When I ask this question to couples who spend every waking moment "communicating" with one another, they all say, “Well, you know… stuff.”
No, I don’t know! That’s the point!
Doesn’t constantly talking to that special someone diminish what makes them special to you? I feel like there are only so many smiley faces and hearts a person can send and receive back before one wants to throw their phone down a garbage disposal.
I understand that teens are quick to become infatuated with one another, but texting and constant communication ruins what could become a longer, more grounded relationship. People seem to want to find someone to be with forever, so why don't they slowly get to know one another instead of wasting away whatever connection they may have over a lit up screen?
When did text messaging become a type of courtship ritual?