Lancers offer dating advice


Landon Cabrera

Alex says you need time for yourself and time with your partner as well.

Landon Cabrera, Reporter

VALENTINE’S Day has come and gone for yet another year. This doesn’t mean that the chance to find that special someone has ended. Real love can be found nearly anywhere, even at times when it’s least expected. What is needed to maintain a healthy rela- tionship with someone?

Knowing simple ways to make a relationship last never hurts. As cheesy as it is, anything can hap- pen. Whether it be for good or for bad, life is very mysterious.

“The key is to have patience because a lot of the time, it’s hard to deal with each other or communicate. Having that patience is important,” Matheo Ledesma (10) said.

Patience plays a big role in getting to know someone new. It shows a desire to be there for that special person and can help with being more comfortable around them as well.

Alex Nguyen (11) also expressed how important it is to be honest with significant others. Being as transparent as possible is a great way to communicate in a relationship. Hiding things from each other can cause trust issues, which is not a good thing.

Being honest is attractive. “Be your true-self and don’t put up a front,” Zoie McKnight (11) said. Confidence can make someone seem more attractive. Although, having too much confidence may make someone seem arrogant.

Dating may not be for everyone, especially those who are impatient, but it will reward those who are willing to make it to the end. To put it simply, it is not going to be easy to maintain a healthy relationship. It’s going to take a lot of time and effort.

It all comes down to being able to be comfortable around the person. The more comfort- able they are together, the easier the rest will come. There will al- ways be some hardships, but get through them together, and it will only strengthen the relationship.

Despite all this hard work, and commitment, the desired “happily ever after,” still isn’t guaranteed. While sometimes that is the case, it still may come to an end. If that does happen, take time to heal and devote some time to self- care. It isn’t the end of the world, even though it may seem like it.

Some things come and go, but some things stay for a lifetime. For something to last, it’s important to put in hard work, and not expect it to happen instantly.