When we were young and first being exposed to love, everything came so slowly. You’d see a boy or girl you liked and instantly get this distant feeling of butterflies. You’d hang out with that person amongst friends, look forward to seeing them in class, make sure everything was just right when you knew they’d be around.
Then slowly, you would hang out alone. You would break away from the crowd and sit next to each other when everyone was watching a movie together. You’d start texting a little, because knowing everything about someone really wasn’t an option when we were doe-eyed freshman in high school.
One day, you’d kiss. And that would be it. You wouldn’t kiss and immediately expect more. There was no need for going any further because the feeling of one kiss made your head buzz with a feeling of satisfaction.
Now, no one is going to walk you home from the bar at 2 AM just to give you a kiss and say good night. You won’t hang out with a boy or girl for weeks, making sure that everything is perfect when you know you’re going to run into them amongst friends. Because you’re going to go on dates and dates end in being kissed and being kissed leads to so much more. Or you’re going to meet them drunk and reveal everything to them in one night.
Everything happens so fast. It’s not always a bad thing, though. Not every person you meet is relationship material. It just seems that if you’re not moving too quick to put a silent label on everything, then you’re moving too quick to make sure there is anything but a label on it.