Teens offer dating advice

With Valentine’s Day having occurred this past week, high schoolers still can feel the traces of love in the air. During this time, many adolescents’ lives become intertwined with thoughts of love. Many say that teens are in the primes of their lives and with countless romance stories revolving around high school, it wouldn’t be a stretch to have students questioning what to do regarding dating. Perhaps some of the best sources for dating advice in high school are high schoolers themselves. 


  1. Quinntessa Belle

“Communication is very important in all relationships, whether they are romantic or not. You need to talk to each other in order for the relationship to be successful.”


  1. Sydney Snell

“Enjoy your time with the one you’re dating, and in order to remain in a good relationship, make sure to express any worries you have with them. Don’t suppress your feelings with your partner.”


  1. Midnight Thornton

“Make sure you are secure in yourself before dating, and make sure that the person you choose to date is also secure in themselves. This will decrease the chance’s or either you exhibiting abusive behaviors. Also as things get more serious, set boundaries by having a serious and open conversation about what you both want. Never assume anything.”


  1. Abby Glascock

“Communication and spending quality time together are extremely important. I was always really nervous around my first and didn’t talk much, and I was afraid to hang out with him because I always thought I was going to do or say something stupid that would weird him out and make him stop liking me. This lack of communication and hanging out led to our relationship just fizzling out. But now that I’ve learned those things, I know how not to act in a relationship and how not to treat my partner, and my current relationship is way healthier and way more fun. I’ve learned that I don’t have to wall off my true personality and try to be someone I’m not, and I can be silly and say stupid stuff around him. With my current boyfriend, I start to feel really disconnected from him when I don’t see him for a long time, so hanging out at and outside of school is very important. You also have to teach yourself to know when something isn’t working out. If you’re not happy with some aspect(s) of your current relationship, bring the problem(s) up to your partner and try to fix it/them. If that doesn’t work, just break it off and find someone who you don’t have those issues with. I also think you should learn to love yourself before getting into a relationship. I still have a lot of issues with insecurity about my body and my personality, but I’m working through them little by little. Honestly, you just gotta fake it ’til you make it. For example, when you look in the mirror, tell yourself that you look amazing and that you are a total baddie. It may seem pointless and ridiculous at the time, but I promise the more you do it, the more you’ll really start believing those things. The same goes for confidence. If you pretend to be a really confident person when you go out in public, eventually you won’t have to pretend anymore. It can be really difficult at first, but if you keep at it, it’ll get easier and easier.

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