Many people have had to deal with living under their parents’ rules throughout high school, causing some to want to hide things from their parents, including relationships.
Shaw and her boyfriend were able to hang out outside of school because he had a younger sister the same age as Shaw who would cover for them when Shaw’s parents would ask who she was going to hang out with.
“He would always be there for me if I was down and know exactly what to say.” Cognata’s dad shared with her that he had found her Skype password.
“I remember that I was trying out for the school musical and I was partnered with this really short guy to go over lines with,” Shaw, a freshman studying education, said.“I didn’t think he was that much older than I was, but he was super nice to me at a time when a lot of people would pick on me.” That boy took Shaw home from rehearsals and asked her out one night.Kylie Witters, a freshman studying integrated language arts, experienced her first secret relationship when she was a freshman and her boyfriend was a senior.Witters was home-schooled during that time and had conservative parents who didn’t allow her to date. ” Why exactly is dating a freshman such an odd thing?
And while a year separates my brother and me, 14 years separate our boyfriends.“I typically date individuals that are older than me because I feel like they are more responsible…I would date a senior,” said Chris Dial, a freshman from Armstrong Atlantic State University.I grew up in a family with parents 10 years apart, so age doesn’t really matter to me.It is more the mindset of the other person.” Freshman and seniors typically don’t meet anyway.She then found out he was a senior and needed to keep their relationship a secret because it would look bad dating someone in middle school, Shaw said.