Um, excuse me?

January 3, 2009 at 1:02 am 9 comments

From this article:

People: Late bloomer

Taylor Swift

12:00 AM CST on Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Taking her time

When it comes to romance, Taylor Swift says she was a late bloomer. “I was 15 and the oldest out of all my friends to have not kissed a guy,” the 19-year-old singer tells Your Prom magazine for its spring issue. Ms. Swift has been famously linked with Joe Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, but when it comes to crushes, she says her dream date would be Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford.

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Um, excuse me?

I’d kind of like to know when not having been kissed by age 15 became a crime. Became considered to be “A late bloomer.”

Are you even kidding me?!

This actually has me fairly outraged, to be completely honest.

When did, socially, it became reasonable to be expected to be romantically involved by the age of 15? Look people, I’m 16. I’ve never been kissed, and I don’t want to be kissed. I think it’s ridiculous that people attempt to pursue passionate relationships where they expect to be fulfilled and learn more about themselves at a time in your life where you really have nothing figured out, and it’s all you can do to keep up with your own emotions; yet alone keep up with someone else’s emotions too.

But seriously, I am totally disgusted by this article. And because I feel passionately about it, I’m going to say this:

One needy person + One need person = two needy people

That’s right, two needy people. A man is not going to complete your life, and a woman is not going to do that either for all you guys out there. And the idea that you have to be romantically involved in order to be happy in life is not true. It’s nice, but not necessary.

Anyways, this just really saddened me.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. thisiscuil  |  January 3, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Very well said.

    Fifteen is…not old. And being kissed or dating is not “blooming.”

    I’m nearly twenty and I’ve never been kissed or gone on a date…ooh, I feel a post coming on.

  • 2. felicity12  |  January 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

    I’m 16 and never been kissed – and I don’t care! I think that at a point, a guy can be really great for you. But not needed.

  • 3. Leigha  |  January 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I’m sweet sixteen and never been kissed and proud of it. I intend to stay in my unkissed state for a while. 😀

  • 4. Danielle  |  January 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Absolutely. It really irked me, if you couldn’t tell…

  • 5. Q  |  January 3, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Seriously! I mean, that’s high school, and her sophomore year at that. Nothing in high school lasts.

  • 6. hwalk  |  January 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Uh . . . it took me until I was 20 1/2 to actually start dating and become involved in a guy. And it was great. It’s much better to wait.

  • 7. mismatchedsockgirl  |  January 5, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    YEAH!! I am totally in agreement with all of you. I have a very strong personal stance on teenage dating — I feel like it’s all just so superficial and frivolous. Of my friends, I am the only one who’s never dated/had a boyfriend/been kissed/etc. Taking college classes this year has meant I contact with lots of other sorts of people; people who see dating as a pastime and kisses as meaningless. Me?? I want something more. I don’t want to waste my time playing with my emotions and some guy’s emotions when we both know that neither of us are mature enough or ready for a true relationship. I am completely in favor of waiting. When God’s got a guy for me, I have total faith that he’ll find his way into my life. Until then, though, I’ve got more important things to focus on!

  • 8. bookbutterfly  |  January 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I read that article a few days ago on Yahoo too. I don’t know if you read my “Feminist in Me” post, but it kinda has something to do with that. I’m 15, and never been kissed, or dated, or been asked out (ok, cross that last part out…if it counts if a kid who looks six years younger than you but is probably only a couple years younger asks 😕 ). And honestly, I wouldn’t want to waste my first kiss on someone I’m not planning on marrying, or who doesn’t sound serious to marry me. A friend of my aunt’s told me that when she first dated her boyfriend (who is now her fiance; they met about six months ago, btw), she told him, “I’m a very busy person, and I don’t have time to waste on a guy who isn’t serious about marriage.” So I’ve decided that’s exactly what I’m telling any guy who wants to date me. And I’m only accepting in college. Whoo…I should totally make a post on this. 😀

  • 9. Danielle  |  January 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you everyone for supporting this.

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