Facts about dating in high school
You might think that makes me totally unqualified to write this post, but hear me out.Being an observer of high school relationships has allowed me to have a totally brutal opinion of them that isn’t marred by bias or sad flashbacks of my 11th grade relationship that I wish worked out.According to the Office on Violence Against Women at the U. Department of Justice, violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: How Does Teen Dating Violence Affect Our Schools? Teen dating violence has serious consequences for victims and their schools. Witnessing violence has been associated with decreased school attendance and academic performance. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Taking on more work in an already stressful high school situation may sound like madness to some, but for others the payoff could be huge. “Our schools need to be safe havens for all students, and it is critical that we provide school leaders with tools and resources to help them become stronger partners in reducing teen dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence…
Click through the slideshow below for 10 reasons to enjoy your current life as part of a non-couple -- and feel free to re-visit this every time you find yourself thinking, "OMG WHY AM I STILL SINGLE? And also, because dating in high school is way, way overrated.
Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Program in New York City Middle Schools.
Before I start off, I’m going to admit that I was never in a romantic relationship in high school.
No one wants to be known as the 'dramatic couple that has epic battles by the soda machines every Tuesday.' It is really hard to keep up your grades and the respect of your classmates and teachers when you bring your relationship problems to class with you. Until you are 18 and move out of your house, your parents have final say in what you do and don't do. It is so easy to become so engulfed in a significant other that friends just don't seem as fulfilling anymore.
This will also scare away any other potential partners for the future. If you keep agendas hidden from them or refuse to let them meet the person you're dating, it will be a lot more difficult for you in the long run to have a good relationship on either end. However, friends keep you sane when your partner is driving you crazy. While you can't avoid your friends, you can't include them in every aspect of your relationship.
Also, if something goes wrong, you'll need your core group of friends to hold you up and be there for you. Having middle men and friends that like to interfere ('help') only makes problems worse. Whether you're 15 or 55, keeping open communication with the person you're dating is absolutely essential.