But as you do it more you get used to it. People who are jealous can get paranoid, and often stop their partners from seeing other people.
Seriously, you have someone to bring to your awkward family gatherings, eat food with and cuddle while you binge-watch Gossip Girl for the third time. Real talk though, falling in love with someone who has only. Of course, impressions can change, but you still hardly ever forget what went down at that first meeting. Laura Parker, a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, shares how the memory of her first serious partner lingers with her—in a good way. Abandoning your dreams for a life with that person is painful AF.