I'm wondering why there's so much pressure to date in high school. People act as if you need a boyfriend or girlfriend to be happy, to be completed. The truth is, you don't. It amuses me to see girls who have dated a guy less than a week, confess their love and utmost dedication for him. Or guys bragging about how many girls they've gone out with. What's the point? One person gave me a simple answer: fun. I get that. But what happens when your teen romance doesn't work out? Is it still fun then? And teens jump into relationships way too soon. I remember when askig someone out meant taking them out on a date, to get to know them better. Now it means you are boyfriend and girlfriend immediately. What's the rush? We're teenagers. We have a lot more life to live, more time to experience these things at a later date. But if we jump into them, then get hurt, we'll carry those memories into adulthood. I am 16 years old. I haven't had a million boyfriends before I reached this point. In fact, I haven't even had one. Some people say that makes me naive. I say it makes me smart.
High School Dating: The Hype
June 19, 2009