Most people look back fondly on their high school sweethearts; I look across the table at mine at dinner every night.My husband and I met when I was a junior in high school, and we've been together for the last 17 years.A different Harris Interactive survey asked couples in a relationship, not married per say, “how did you meet your current partner? The school category, which combined secondary school and college, resulted in only 14% of the total respondent base.In analyzing these surveys, one must realize that potential biases in survey methods exist, such as the online survey targeting people who met online than other survey methods would.
The majority of high school students want to fit in.Those who care about themselves unintentionally: This is a difficult category.Here’s how my Latin teacher explained it: imagine two people dating. Joe: Oh Janice, I love the way you make just want to die!A lot has changed in 40 years in regards to the views of marriage and when to or when not to marry, but this simple fact remains: people don’t marry their high school sweetheart might be happier, but they are less competitive in the job market.The real problem with looking at high school sweetheart relationships is that the data on these relationships is relatively limited.It’s human nature – at this adolescent stage of life, fitting in is as important as getting good grades or scoring high on the SAT. I don’t believe in the stereotypical groups presented in television shows: the jocks, the preps, the goths, loners, nerds, etc.