I'm a guy, age 18. I live in Missoula, Montana, where I have lived all my life.
My Past Relationships
I have been in many relationships in my life, but there are 3 that have been very important to me:
- The first relationship was my first true love. Unfortunately, I was the only one that felt that way. (note: did you know "Its not you, it's me" is an actual breakup line? I didn't believe it was until she said it!)
- The second one was a long distance relationship. This time we both loved each other... except I don't know that I felt as strong as I thought. I didn't keep in touch and we went our separate ways.
- The most recent one was kind of a mistake. She was a friend of mine who had just been in a break up. I inadvertantly caught her on the "rebound," which didn't work too well. she still had her feelings for the other guy, so we went back to being friends. (and who says that doesn't work?)
Hopefully, you don't mind that I typed the "Reader's Digest Condensed Version," as the full version would take way too long. ;)
Relationships Are Stepping Stones
I believe that each relationship a person is in is a "stepping stone" to who they eventually fall in love with. They learn from each person whom they date, and learn what to look for and what to avoid in future relationships. Dating is kind of a learning experience, and like any class, you're bound to fail a test every now and then. You've just got to learn to roll with it, and use what you've learned to further your next relationship.
How I Differ from Other Panelists
My point of view? I can't honestly say. If I had to guess, I'd say that I might be rather "happy go lucky" about the deal. My way of thinking is "Well, it didn't work this time. Maybe next time." I don't know how the other Panelists' point of views are, but I think that we all agree and disagree in different areas. It's simple human nature.