My youngest sibling (pictured to the left) came over to my apartment and had a sleepover last night. We had an amazing time looking at Christmas lights, staying up late watching Pink Panther cartoons, and chatting about life. These quotes are the greatest hits of his insight on dating:
“I don’t want a girlfriend. Having a girlfriend is like having a really expensive pet with no guarantee on its lifespan.”
“Jaclyn, I think your expectations are too high. If you end up meeting someone that perfect, it will probably be like talking to a brick wall.”
“He dumped you on the phone?! I guess that’s better than getting dumped over a text… which is better than getting dumped on Facebook… which is better than not being told at all and having him just show up one day with another girl. You should consider yourself quite lucky.”
If you ever need a fresh perspective on dating or anything else, I highly recommend seeking advice from a middle schooler. As adults, we tend to overanalyze and complicate everything… but sometimes the answers are quite simple.