justin bieber, selena gomez

While I will admit that the split between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez is legitimate entertainment news, I don't quite understand why people are so shocked -- and in some cases even devastated. 

According to an Us Weekly source, "Selena broke up with Justin ... It's been a really challenging experience over the last year because of their crazy schedules. Selena definitely had some major trust issues with Justin." All I can say is splitting up is the best move for them both. Here's why:

They are way too young to be so serious anyway. I always thought their romantic getaways aboard yachts and on remote tropical islands were a bit bizarre for kids their age. While Selena is now 20, Justin is still just an 18-year-old. Why such an intense romance? They seemed entirely too eager to take things to the next level. They needed to slow it down a bit.

You see, I am a big proponent of sowing your wild oats. People should date around, have fun, be young -- not be tied down before 22. And that goes both ways. What's good for the goose is most definitely good for the gander. Selena and Justin both need to grow up and experience life more before making any major commitments. I hope the same for my own son (whose dating years are thankfully a decade plus away!). But when that day comes, I don't want him to settle down with the first girl he is serious about.

Now, before the purity police get up in arms, know I am not promoting whorish behavior by any means. I just don't think we should encourage kids to get too attached or consider marriage in their teens. People change so much in their 20s -- they mature, they start to figure out who they are, what they want, and more importantly, who they want.

Do you think Justin and Selena did the right thing by calling it off?

 

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