Republished from 4/30/15
Remember in middle school where you would get a boyfriend and as soon as you held his hand for the first time you both would say “I love you!” Your AOL Profiles would say things like ‘A&F 4/28 Love you boo’. One time my sixth grade boyfriend even broke up with me by taking me out of his profile – rude, right?!
Those things were okay when we all wore two Abercrombie polos at the same time, but became generally unacceptable around the time we stopped holding hands and started doing more. There are a few signs to look out for when you have that feeling that your boyfriend or girlfriend may be too immature for a relationship. Some of these include:
1. Saying “I love you” too quickly
This just means the person you’re dating is insecure and doesn’t actually know what love is. They’re taking any feeling and running with it because they don’t know what their fully developed emotions are actually like.
2. Bouncing from relationship to relationship
This means your boyfriend or girlfriend has a hard time being alone. They’re just going to keep dating someone until something finally sticks.
3. Getting over-dramatic and over-loving on social media
I know we’ve grown up with technology – but you don’t need to put your whole life on it. If your boyfriend or girlfriend is expressing their love to you on Instagram daily and threatening people via Twitter and passive-aggressive Facebook likes – that’s another good sign of insecurity and immaturity.
4. No future ambitions At this point, we’re all in college and figuring out our futures. Anyone who does not possess a passion or ambition to do well will probably never change.
If your significant other fits 3 out of 4 of these descriptions: congratulations you landed yourself someone who needs to grow up.