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A lot of teens and 20-somethings experience long distance relationships, whether or not they fall into young love after a summer fling or hold onto their high school sweetheart during university. And for most of them, the relationship is saved through text conversations, Skype sessions, and long-weekend trips every other month.
But when you're a 22-year-old country singing sensation or an 18-year-old member of the Kennedy family, the options are much more luxurious. For example, when Taylor Swift had to spend one heartsick week away from her new beau Conor Kennedy, she reportedly sent a private jet to bring him to Nashville.
Whether it was a decision made out of true love or blissful irrationality - it's clear that Swift has got it bad for the son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, even though they only started dating in July.
The young couple has already met each other's families, with Kennedy visiting the Swift clan in Nashville and Swift spending much of the summer with the Kennedys in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. According to reports, both families approve of the pair - despite their bold crashing of Conor's cousin's wedding, against the wishes of the mother-of-the-bride.
Maybe that too was a moment of romantic bravado. Oh, and Taylor's $4.9 million Cape Cod home purchase, which makes her a neighbour of the Kennedy compound. And perhaps more rash decisions will follow, as a source told the New York Post's Page Six "Things have become so serious between them so fast that no one in Hyannis Port would be surprised if they eloped."
Luckily for the parents of most young couples in love, plans for marriage and starting a family are usually years away. But with the resources that Swift and Kennedy have at their disposal, as fully-functional adults over the age of consent, this is quite an imminent possibility. Perhaps there is another wedding in their future, crashers definitely welcome.