Freshman and senior dating in high school
Next fall, I’m planning on going to a local community college, but I won’t be too far away.
I think my boyfriend has more interest in the military or a vocational career than college, but he’s very serious and mature for his age.
“We didn’t do everything together,” said Stephanie.
“We let each other have his or her own independence.
They chose separate schools — she went to UC Berkeley, and he went to UC Davis.
They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch.
“We could always talk to each other, and laugh at each other’s jokes, laugh at each other’s idiosyncrasies.“We were only about 100 miles apart, so we were able to see each other on weekends and over the summers, but what happened was because there was so much against us in the beginning, we did try to date other people, and split up," Gee said."Our parents insisted that we make sure that we looked at other people, to make sure this relationship would be a strong one.I could tell him anything, he could tell me anything.It was an unconditional acceptance.” Stephanie and Jon Mandle went on their their first date at a Mc Donald’s right down the street from high school in Lexington, Massachusetts, where they met in 1996.