11-20-2008, 03:26 PM
Balance. That's what I call it.
For a strong relationship, you need a balance of three things; commitment, friendship, and "love" (not just plain old l'ust, but I don't have a better word).
Commitment to stand by each other. Friendship because you have to be able to get along as people to have a decent relationship, and love is obvious. They way Miranda has described her relationship, it sounds like she has all three, and they've been together eight years. See? It works!
The reason I don't really want to date in high school is because most guys my age don't know what this means. Or, if they do as intellectuals, then, the way my mom phrased it, the majority of said guys "think is shoul apply to somebody else". Of course, there's always the exception, but I doubt I'll find him soon. But, if I do find such a guy, my plans are changeable (except for the virginity part).