Not dating in high school


What I remember her saying most clearly was “Don’t date in high school, focus on your schoolwork.” My friend and I simply nodded, but now I agree with and respect this woman’s opinion so much I could never forget her!

Back in high school, having a girlfriend or boyfriend was pretty much the ultimate achievement.

Or being emotionally tied to an ex from back home can prevent you from pursuing fresh relationships in college. Sadly, most high school relationships don't end with They oftentimes end with heartbreak, anger and drama. You don't have any embarrassing Facebook statuses/pictures. And finally, nobody else defines who you are except for you.

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If nothing else, be thankful that these embarrassing high school posts on social media never happened to you. You know what you are looking for in a significant other, and aren't going to settle for someone who isn't right for you. You have come to realize what you are looking for, and aren't going to date somebody who isn't right for you just to date somebody. You have learned not to rely on others to make you happy.

The pressure to date in high school is overwhelming and often all-consuming, particularly for those of you who have not had your first BF/GF yet.

However, being single throughout high school has helped you realize that no matter how difficult things become, you can persevere and overcome obstacles on your own (and with the love and support of family and friends)! Going through high school single allowed you to focus on other things, whether that was your academics, sports, or other extracurricular activities.

The fear of being alone is very common and extremely understandable. Going throughout high school without a significant other forced you to look within yourself, and discover who you are and what you like. You had more time to focus on other activities and explore your hobbies and passions. You most likely experienced less drama in high school.

All of these scenarios are okay, but one of them stands alone (literally).