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.
Rejection is hard at any age but especially so at a stage when you feel physically, emotionally, and socially vulnerable.Finding out that a boy likes you makes you feel pretty and popular boosting your preteen self-esteem.Finding out 11.4 days later that he is “so over you”destroys your self-esteem, affirming all of your middle-schooler suspicions that you are unattractive, awkward, and that no one really likes you.High school dating relaxes the barrier that social media seems to create. How two people treat each other reflects who they are as human beings. Teens who learn positive habits while dating in high school often carry those skills into adulthood, making it easier to develop healthy, long-lasting relationships.Teenagers are able to experience companionship that extends far beyond Facebook and Instagram. Teens who experience a variety of relationships in high school will be more prepared for college and adulthood. Although the path to self-discovery might be onerous, dating helps to push past the roadblocks. Despite the advantages of high school dating, it’s necessary to know when to draw the line.