I kid you not! Last year I had students at the end of the year who said they were boyfriend/girlfriend. This year it has started much sooner. Today I intercepted a note....the boy was asking his "girlfriend" if he was a good kisser. OMG! These kids are like, 11 years old! I asked another teacher for advice, and she pulled the two aside and had a talk with them....they signed a "contract" promising to slow down and spend more time with their same-sex friends. Last year my kids thought "going out" meant sitting together on the bus and calling each other. Why do they think they need to grow up so fast?