That cuddle in below freezing temperatures, the regular exchange of gifts between significant others and a willing to stay committed may slowly fade away for some couples now that March is here.
Spring break is next week and this means more eyes are wondering and some relationships may end, temporarily.
According to About.com, the spring break hotspots are Miami, the Florida Keys, South Beach, Daytona Beach and Panama City. During the day, people with glistening abs and bikinis parade beaches. When the sun goes down, the nightlife awaits many college students.
Some college students put their relationships on hold during spring break and expect to resume after everybody heads back to their regular lives.
Luis Sosa, a 22-year-old senior political science student from Miami, said he feels those couples who end their relationship temporarily for a “social” event are immature.
“If you are in a relationship and you find yourself breaking up over minor things, then you do not belong in a relationship,” said Sosa.
Sosa said he has seen instances when both males and females attempt to postpone relationships and said,”those relationships don’t last very long.”
“Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship,” Sosa said.
Brittany Thurman, a 21, a third-year biology student from St. Petersburg said she has recently fallen prey to this emotional roller coaster.
“He broke up with me Feb. 22 at 11:29 p.m,” said Thurman. She said she was not sure of his motives, but they had been dating since May. Thurman said she speculates he broke up with her because spring break is near.
“I was so confused. His reasons were distance and he could not give me what I wanted. He acted as if nothing had changed between us. We still text all day long.”
Athena Griffith, 20, a third-year business administration student from Jacksonville, said, “there is no legitimate reason behind these seasonal actions. I feel like that’s a scapegoat to do what you want so you won’t feel bad about hurting your significant other.”
Some students feel it is not true commitment and people who are “calling it quits” are not in it for the right reasons.
“If the individual wants to call it quits just to go (see someone) for a week, they shouldn’t be in a relationship in the first place,” said Kristin Robinson, 21, a first-year professional pharmacy student from Tampa.
“It’s selfishness on their end to disregard the feelings of the other party and come right back around and try to get them back when spring break is over.”
Marc Anthony, 23, a senior agriculture business student from Miami, said a person should treat a meaningless breakup as something positive.
“If someone is that shallow to do that, then they probably planned on doing the person wrong anyway,” said Anthony.