The attire worn by the young people of San Marcos generally includes the latest styles. The garments worn by those who are active in the San Marcos local dating scene seldom have a hint of trends or styles that have are currently out-of-date. For example, young people in San Marcos would not want to wear high boots in 2006. They would know that the “in” boot to wear during that winter was one that only covered the ankles.
Similarly, one would find it almost impossible to locate, during that same winter, a dating San Marcos youth wearing clothing that copied battlefield fatigues. The area youth would have seen at the mall that stores no longer carried that type of clothing. It would have become unfashionable to wear such “army clothes.”
Dating couples in the mall during the winter of 2006 would probably not cover their legs with camouflage patterns. Instead, those couples would no doubt stride through the mall in tight jeans and tights. Those would be the items featured in the mall shops, and so those would be the items worn by the dating youth.
A youth at the San Marcos mall might purchase a bathing suit or a quick-drying outfit. That is because the Rio Vista Falls gushes over terrain found just outside of San Marcos. That Falls, located on the San Marcos River, is fed by a spring. When a dating pair seeks to get away from the mall crowd, they might choose to go to Rio Vista Falls.
The officials in San Marcos hope that many of the dating youth will marry and settle in the area. Those officials would like to see many area youth working in the local mall. Those officials encourage young people in the area to remain in the city that lies between Austin and Alamo City.
Those San Marcos officials hope that many of the young women now with dates at the mall will one day marry and raise children in San Marcos. They would like to see those women going to the mall to purchase toys and books. They would like to see the new mothers of San Marcos preparing their children for entrance into the San Marcos school system.
Those officials would no doubt be pleased to see some young mothers ask at the mall bookstore for a book by Thomas Rivera. They would know that Rivera, a writer from San Marcos, had won the Mexican American Children’s Book Award. They would know that the teachers in the local schools would appreciate having students that had been exposed to Rivera’s writings.
Perhaps one or more of those teachers might encourage the readers of a Rivera book to imagine what dating was like for Rivera. They would want the students to realize that dating had taken place in San Marcos way back when the youthful Rivera had lived in the area. In that way, those teachers could add a new dimension to the area dating.