Instead, I felt something rising from the depths of my person, something that encouraged me to throw emotional intelligence to the wind.I couldn’t help but feel entitled to a romance for which I had literally waited years, and I wasn’t ready to give up on my teenage fantasies of having Thom Yorke officiate my wedding to this man — which meant that I’d pile on the drama if it kept the weak flame between us flickering.I became, I’m sorry to say, a reincarnation of my high-school self.Ordinarily, I’m not one to tolerate bullshit from the people I’m dating.I was going to be loved, even if it meant I had to throw the world’s most passive-aggressive tantrum.
Here I was, sitting in a bougie Greenpoint pizza place across from — finally, after all these years — my high-school crush.Here are just four reasons high school dating is good for teenagers. High school dating relaxes the barrier that social media seems to create. Teens who experience a variety of relationships in high school will be more prepared for college and adulthood. Talk to your friends, talk to an expert, and talk to your teenager. Also learn to recognize the signs of trouble in your teenager’s dating relationship. If that’s the case, dislodge the nagging fear that your teen will die in the company of twenty-seven cats. Your goal is to support your teen, while still looking out for his or her best interests.Teenagers are able to experience companionship that extends far beyond Facebook and Instagram. Dating in high school exposes people to different personalities, different traits, and different ways of life. It’s easier said than done, but with communication and compromise,both you and your teenager can appreciate the true advantages of high school dating.When a student storms out of class after receiving negative feedback on a project, for example, perhaps they are regressing to a time when they were young and more constantly praised for their intelligence.When an adult woman chooses to date someone with whom she truly had nothing in common, solely to prove to herself that she really is lovable — well, you can probably guess.