If I could offer a young person advice about anything it would be do NOT make life decisions based on your boyfriend or girlfriend. Girls especially. Do NOT stay close to home for him, do not skip opportunities to travel or study abroad, do not pick a safe college to be with him. Expand your horizons. Broaden your own life. He is not the world.
Little Red Riding Hood goes up to the counter and orders all of the pastries in the store, allegedly for her grandmother. She absentmindedly leaves them on a table because she sees someone waving to her from the alley outside of the shop and she thinks it would be a terrific idea to go say hi to him.