Dating a girl from another school
"I'm only going to date people I already know," he declared and set about reevaluating his attraction to the pool of girls we knew from high school.Today he lives with his girlfriend—a girl who, yes, we went to high school with.If there isn't anybody in your school you want to ask to the prom, or want to ask you, you may ne luckier than you think.Look at your love-struck friends whose grades and performance are suffering because they can't go to their third period class without touching base with lover boy at his locker. People often say, I dumped him, even if it was the other way around.If you aren't willing to spend a few days every months traveling back and forth to visit each other, a breakup might be best. In high school, you more or less do the same things as your peers.And in between visits, frequent communication is key in order to stay in touch. Will you regret missing out on fun events on your own campus? But when you're cramming for midterms or rushing Greek life, will your boyfriend or girlfriend understand what you're going through? A year might not feel like a big age gap, but when one person is in college and one is in high school, it can feel like you're living in two separate worlds. Then, while studying abroad in Ghana in 2012, I had a Ghanaian girlfriend. Thanks to these experiences, I’ve learned that there are a lot of benefits when you date someone in a language you're hoping to learn (I call this your “target language”). Luckily, I’ve learned from my mistakes and I am here to share my secrets.When I first arrived in Vietnam in 2014, I went on a bunch of dates with Vietnamese girls hoping I could learn some Vietnamese from them. You’ll get to practice with your partner regularly and grow together.
Talk to a cousin, aunt or another family member who doesn't live too near you, and let them know that you are in the market for a prom date. You can just go back to your own planet and forget you ever met him. If you get a rep for telling lies, no one will want to believe you about anything.
Talk to someone from another neighborhood preferably from another school district. Nobody but your best friend, sister, cousin, mom, Aunt Edna or whoever fixed you up knows you're even fishing in another pond. Besides, some people will believe what they want anyhow. There is a certain amount of intrigue and appeal to having a mystery date!
You won't believe how many available dates come out of the woodwork! I know, I know, you feel a little on the edge because your date is from the great unknown. So if he blows you off, you won't have to hear about it in school on Monday. You may develop a completely different aura and become more interesting to your classmates!
You've heard the expression "always look on the bright side"?
I'll never forget when my good friend Oliver decided to change the focus his dating life.