Ok, I'm in high school, and I've been noticing people just going out with each other and it only lasts from anywhere around one day to a week. Not everybody, but a lot of the people. Then they just jump from one relationship to the next. I'm wondering what is the point of dating a lot of people for short amounts of time? Do they change their mind or something?
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It could be that you're noticing a very vocal, apparent minority. Without a proper statistical sample, you have no way of determining concretely just how long the average relationship lasts. As long as this data is based on perception, there will be involuntary bias.
Assuming, for now, that the data are accurate, it could be that at that age, people aren't sure what they want in a relationship or even who exactly they are. Trial and error, in other words, with apparently mostly error. That would be what you're proposing.
The other option is that these sub-fortnight relationships is a widespread, accepted, phenomenon; 'sampling the buffet table,' so to speak. I'm not quite certain why people would do that, but I'm sure there are reasons.0