Benefits of not dating in high school
When you don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend you never have to spend money for dates.
You’ll never have to pay for “bae’s” dinner or movie ticket.
Teen years are formative ones, and dating gives adolescents insight into who they are.
They learn about some of their own boundaries, such as what feels acceptable and what doesn't, what they do and do not like and what attracts them most.
We stared aimlessly into the darkness trying to gather the words to say. He looked at me and gave me a smirk and nervously muttered the words, “will you be my girlfriend? We put so much feeling, time, and thought into dating. We slip away from our family, friends, school, and sometimes reality.
He was swaying back and forth staring at his shoes with his hands in his pockets. “I feel that high school relationships are very vital to the rest of a persons relationship,” senior Paul Mason said.
“High school relationships are really the beginning of serious relationships.” There are many pro’s and con’s when it comes to dating.
Not having a boyfriend can give you the spare time you need to work on homework, to create life long friendships, practice on your own so you can make the varsity team, and other things that can enrich your life.
Benefit #3: You will learn to not rely on a boy/girl for your happiness and self-worth.
I’ve seen many people who constantly need a boyfriend/girl in their life to feel validated and happy. A person should be able to realize their self-worth and be happy with out the validation of other people.
Sorenson asserts romantic relationships serve as a platform for their ability to negotiate, compromise and offer empathy.
Teens can also test the sensation of vulnerability by placing an intimate level of trust in someone that they are unable to do with friends.
You are able to learn about the opposite sex and how they react in certain situations.