Chances are possible you’ll find true love at Morton


Boyfriend asking his girlfriend to homecoming.

Some like to see the couples in school; others don’t.  But, will the couple last?

According to the article “21 High School Sweethearts Statists:” from by Brandon Gaille, they said “That first love everyone has in high school is one that many dream will last for a lifetime. Although many high school sweethearts end up breaking up at some point in time, a surprising number of them end up marrying and establishing a new household at some point in life.”

 Morton students were thinking the same as a survey respondent said, “I think most school couples are newly together which they are in their ‘cupcake phase’ which makes them want to be together 24/7 which can be a distraction.” 

Also, according to the article “21 High School Sweetheart statists” By Brandon Gille, “2% of marriages today are from a high school relationship, 25% of women say that they married their first love,”  There’s a chance that you will marry the person you met at Morton East High School.

Yes, I’m an alumni from the Morton East Class of 1986, and my high school sweetheart and I got married when we were, Yes, I would say much like nowadays, with my generation, most of us ended up marrying someone from our childhood,” said literacy teacher Mr. Asay. 

Many Morton East students had thoughts on how they personally see the school relationships and how they feel about them and how they feel in their current relationship (if they are in one). 

I think there are some school couples that do show too much PDA, and it can be a little awkward to watch.  But, other than that, there’s nothing too bad about them. If they really are happy together and put in effort mutually, then they will last outside of high school,” said an anonymous Morton East student. 

“I think that couples in school are nice to see, young love. It’s nice to see them in the hallways, sometimes it can be a bit too much but for the most part I think it’s too much PDA. You can also tell when they are mad at each other when they walk with each other down the hallway and then the next day they won’t even be walking with each other. I actually met my boyfriend in high school, but we started dating the summer of senior year,” said Ms. Mendoza, a Spanish teacher. 

“We are kind of High school sweethearts because we’ve been together since he was a freshman and he’s now a senior. I think it is distraction if you let it be a distraction, personally I don’t think it’s a distraction for me because We’re both goal oriented and we allow each other time to get our things done (workout, homework, school, work) and we don’t get mad at each other when the other is taking long to respond. It’s about being able to communicate with each other and if you guys’ plan being together for the long run think about the future,” said an anonymous Morton East student. 

There are also students and teachers who also don’t like the idea of seeing couples in schools or having their own opinions on them. 

“They’re so slow. I swear not only do they take up the hallways and the stairs walking side by side but they’re walking as if they’re Los Tres Reyes Magos going across the dessert, they act like they’ve never seen each other in centuries and need to catch up on their 1-hour time apart. No, I do not believe most will last, hell most will probably break up during these months in school. I do hope most of them do, some are just too toxic,” said an anonymous Morton East student. 

“All I want to say is to just break up. I guess for someone who’s had awful experiences in high school relationships. (Relationships can be) a distraction, where high school is just a place where you learn about life and the school teaches you different subjects but also helps you interact with people and have certain boundaries. The drama that comes from relationships can interfere with actual specific purposes of school,” said Mr. Sujak, English Teacher.