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Re: The \"Summer Camp Syndrome\"
Dave, I know exactly what you mean by this.
For six years I worked at a Boy Scout Ranch in the Davis Mountains in West Texas.
There were about 75 staffers there for 8 weeks.
About 5 of these people were of the opposite sex.
When all the staff arrived we looked at them and almost immediately said, "We can do better."
Although I never hooked up with any of them, they did begin to look better throughout the summer.
The reason I never hooked up is because on the weekends we went into town and we saw some "normal" girls.
As I grew older still working there, I began to sit back and watch the other guys and how they acted toward the girls.
I grew older and the girls seemed to grow younger, so I held off.
All the younger guys went through this same "Summer Camp Syndrome" and as the summer drew to an end the girls who were hooked up to guys at the time expected the relationships to go on fro ever.
Once the guys got back to civilization, they realized that there were much better choices in the city, so they proceeded to break off the girls.
This could be like if you buy a certain part for the jeep, and later you find a better part, so you remove the old one, sell it, and put the new part on.
I guess this could also be applied to the dating scene.
You start out with one and keep upgrading until you have the perfect spouse.
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