3 years ago1,000+ Views

Times have definitely change. Well, maybe not too much.

I guess you can say I was a late bloomer. While all of my friends had their first "relationship" in middle school and their first legit relationship in high school, I didn't get into a relationship until my freshman year of college. Of course, I had the typical crush here and there, but in the seventh grade the only thing I was worried about was catching episodes of Taina and Degrassi. My friends would come to me with their so called boy troubles and looking back on it a decade later, I find it rather humorous.
We were twelve and thirteen years old calling these actual relationships. Well, from the looks of it -- it doesn't seem like much has changed. Tweens are dating younger and younger. I'm definitely getting old. To think that these kids are in relationships and I'm single at the ripe age of twenty-five says quite a lot. The Atlantic's “Ask a Tween” series, digs deep inside the "dating" lives of seventh graders. They covered everything from date spots, chill spots, feelings on the opposite sex and their dream date. Are you kidding me? Those were the least of my worries at that age.
If you want to get a good chuckle and feel depressed at the same time, watch the video [seen above].
Hahaha, I 'dated' someone when I was in 7th grade and all we did was hold hands and meet up before school to walk to class together.
Nahhh my future kid will not know about dating in the 7th grade lol
@danidee riiiight??! Dannnng. Levi only tells people that June is his girlfriend because she Told him to. (Lmao.) But he has No Idea what that means and I'm not Even interested in helping his little butt out with that. I mean, the extent of romance is her bringing him lollipops and making him share a chair with her. Hmph.
Yeah, I honestly feel like dating should be the last thing on a 7th graders mind. This video was super cute though because all they literally talked about was "going to Starbucks" @alywoah @danidee @ButterflyBlu