Love Doc: Getting Back into the Groove
BY SHWETHA KRISHNAN '24
So… I’m not going to ask about the many romantic escapades of your summer—all of which I know you took my advice on :)
But what I am going to say is that I hope you had a very productive summer, whether it was romantic, studious, exciting, or all of the above. If it wasn’t romantic, hopefully you at least filled that void with plenty of silly romcom fun.
Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the upcoming school year. To make it easier, I am going to split this into parts that specifically address each grade’s issues.
First, let’s start with the seniors because seniority, duh. Don’t stress too much about getting into a new relationship this late in your high school career—time’s up. If you’re not already in one, then look forward to college at this point. You have a whole new playground in store you can think about and plan for.
For the incoming freshman, listen carefully. DO NOT worry about making a “good first impression” on your fellow classmates right away. I guarantee you that everyone is only going to be focusing on themselves the first quarter or so of school. Once Halloween rolls around, though, maybe put a little more effort into your outfits and start eying potential partners—ones that last at least for the following few weeks.
Lastly, to all the sophomores and juniors thinking of joining the Lonely Hearts Club, maybe this advice will convince you to slow your roll. I know how the pressure of finding a partner can build over the summer, but try to take a deep breath and reassure yourself that you have plenty of time to find the right one for you. Here are some tips you can follow to help jumpstart your search: start by scanning the school during your free periods for anyone that catches your eye. Free periods will make it much easier to connect with your potential boo on a daily basis. For more advice like this make, sure to tune in to my column every edition!
Always with love,