I have very few people on Facebook who I went to high school with so I can't say for certain however it would appear that I am the only one who is married, let alone has children. Some people are still with their boyfriend or girlfriend from high school but are not yet engaged - not that there is anything wrong with this - and I didn't even meet my husband until after I had left school (which was 4 and a bit years ago now).
I feel sorry for people who agree with this statement. It is like saying that by committing to one person at such a young (debatable) age that you are missing out on all the fun that life has to offer. That cutting yourself off from the possibility of dating more people is a bad thing and you are going to regret it later on in life.
I happen to strongly disagree. I am married and as such, I will only ever date one man for the rest of my life (my husband in case you were wondering). I couldn't be more excited about it! Every day I know that no matter how bad a mood I am in, how tired I am, how busy I am - someone loves me just the way I am, and I love them back. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you have someone who wants to share your life with you, not just for now, but forever. To have someone who will love you when you are old and grey (thank goodness my husband loves me because I found a few stray grey hairs just the other day!)
I will admit, there are times when I will watch a romantic comedy and I will have a twinge as I remember the feeling of going on a first date. The feelings of getting to know someone, of kissing someone for the first time, the excitement of a new relationship. Sometimes I miss those feelings. When your heart does backflips just at the mention of your new boyfriends name. But would I change that for the feeling of waking up every morning next to my best friend? Would I exchange that newfound excitement for the warmth that is in my heart every time my husband and I look at each other from across the room and know that we are OK and that we love each other? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Yes, feelings change and some may say that I am missing out, but the idea of getting to date Ryan for the rest of my life is far more exciting than the thought of meeting someone new. There are times when I still get butterflies when I see him or hear his name. I still get shivers when he puts his hand on my back or whispers in my ear. I love that we can be on opposite sides of the room and know exactly what the other person is thinking.
So to those who think that I have left the party too early, that I am missing out on all the fun, I hope that you enjoy the party now, but don't stay so late that you miss the last train home because that is where I have found that my happiness truly lies.