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Dating in high school can be really hard and confusing. Chance are, the person you’re dating in high school won’t be the person you marry. This can make it hard to take dating seriously. However, if you think you are ready to be in a relationship, there are some things you should remember.
You Don’t Have to Be in a Relationship to Have Fun in High School
Being in a relationship isn’t a necessary thing in high school. You may look around and see everyone else in a relationship and think that you have to be in one as well. However, if you don’t have the desire to be in a relationship or aren’t interested in anyone, then you don’t need to date. You can have just as much fun in high school while being single.
If you are going to date in high school there are some things you need to keep in mind.
Always Be Respectful
Respect should be one of your top priorities in a relationship. You should always respect the other person’s thoughts, values, and opinions. You shouldn’t do things that make them feel uncomfortable or disrespected.
Don’t Spend All of Your Time with the Person You Are Dating
You shouldn’t stop hanging out with everyone else just because you got into a relationship. You and your boyfriend or girlfriend should continue to spend time with people outside of your relationship. If you only spend time with each other then you can very easily get overwhelmed and annoyed with the other person.
Date in Groups
Dating in groups will help you to keep friendships with people outside of your relationship, and it also takes away a lot of pressure. Dating in high school can be awkward and uncomfortable, but if you have other people with you, it can make conversation easier and the date even more fun.
Don’t Lead People On
You shouldn’t lead people to believe that you want to date them when you really don’t. This can be hurtful and rude. If you don’t intend to date someone, then don’t make it seem like you do. This can cause people to lose trust in you and even make it so others wn’t want to date you.
Have the Right Mindset
Understand that the person you are dating right now is most likely not the person you will marry. However, you should still treat them with all the respect you can give and take your relationship seriously. You should use this as an opportunity to learn the characteristics you like and don’t like in the person you are dating. This will help you to create standards to help you to identify the person that you may marry in the future.
Dating in high school isn’t always going to be easy. It can be a lot of work and lead to a lot heartbreak. However, if you go into a dating relationship with these things in mind it can make your next relationship better.