Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part One is coming out in theaters this fall, and soon you won’t be able to escape the pop culture craze surrounding our favorite girl-meets-vampire love story.
In case you needed a recap: Bella, an average angst-ridden teenage girl, falls in love with the high school outcast, Edward Cullen. He’s tall, pale, and handsome (not to mention, he drives one mean Volvo). And while we collegiettes™ would all love to have a sexy Edward Cullen promise us eternal love– (with those come-hither eyes and tousled hair, Robert Pattinson is nothing short of dreamy) is that really good for us? In her relationship with Edward, Bella gets a lot of it wrong, love-wise!
Whether you root for Team Edward or Team Jacob, or whether you’ve ever even gotten into the Twilight franchise at all, most of us can agree that Edward and Bella have a less-than-healthy relationship. Here are some dating don’ts, brought to you by the creepiest I mean, sweetest teen love story ever told.
Don’t jump into a committed relationship.
Bella was admittedly in a rut by the time she moved to Forks, Washington. Her parents were divorced, and she was uprooted to a new town to move in with a father who, up until now, hadn’t been in her life. And in the depths of her teen angst, she didn’t focus on making friends or engage in her community. So what did she do? She locked her sights on the school “bad boy.” If you’re feeling unfulfilled, a boyfriend is not always the answer. And if you’re going through a significant change in your life, you might not be stable enough to be in a committed relationship.
Don’t date blood-sucker boyfriends.
Sure, he say she’s different. He might give you a line like, “I’m not like all the other vampires out there; I’m a vegetarian vamp, promise!” But let’s not get confused, Edward is actually a vampire and what we call a blood-sucker boyfriend.
He might be all sparkly on the outside and have abs to die for, but really he’s just out to suck your blood. A blood-sucker boyfriend drains you of energy, time, and makes you feel unfulfilled as an individual, and that’s exactly what Edward does to Bella. Your best bet is always to stay true to yourself and not let a guy take up all your time and brainwaves. Your relationship should be an important part of your life, but it should never be the ONLY part.