I Wanna Dance!
By Mia, age 17, North Carolina
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I don't think anyone really knows how to 'dance'. We all have our own 'moves' and ways we connect on the dance floor. School dances are not about how great you can dance or if you dance at all, but having fun with friends and enjoying the moment, because time will fly by faster than you think. So just have fun and enjoy it. Just move naturally to the music, the way your body wants to. Laugh it up and enjoy being young!
Well, I've never really asked for advice, but here it goes. There's a first time for everything, but here's my question. I've dated this guy. I'll call him Leon. We dated twice for about 6 months - the first time during freshman year and the second time during the end of sophomore year.
The second time I didn't tell my friends because I knew one of them hated him with a passion. We used to text a lot. Even when we weren't dating we were always close friends, but we had this big argument and we stopped talking for months. Then school started again and I saw him with one of my friends. They were obviously dating or friends with benefits. She didn't know we dated the second time and I don't want anyone to know. I don't feel jealous because I definitely don't like him as more than a friend. I guess I'm just mad that he didn't tell me that he was dating someone. Is it wrong for me to feel this way?
It is definitely not wrong to feel this way, but don't let it get you down. Honestly, you didn't want your friends to know you two were dating, and maybe he was afraid it would hurt your feelings if he told you he was dating one of your friends. My advice is to just let it go - it's a new beginning for you, so take life by the hair and do what you like. If it keeps bothering you, just ask him. And if you're just a little bit jealous, it's okay. It doesn't make you any less of a person; being jealous is a normal emotion for everyone.