Dating in high school? Hard pass…

To be completely 100 percent honest, dating in high school is probably the best decision you could ever make. But unfortunately, there are a few insignificant ”cons” that you should keep in mind can basically ignore. After spending at least 2 hours trying to think of examples, I could only come up with two: having difficulties focusing and the breakups/drama.

Firstly, dating could take your focus off of school work. Michelle Devani, a relationship expert, states, “All of your effort to be with [them] will instead distract you from studying hard which is absolutely essential.” Obviously, your relationship should always be your number one priority, but passing your classes should be second or third. Especially if your partner is in one of your classes, it’s essential that you do not hold hands and have side conversations for only half of the period.

Also, although there’s a low chance of it occurring, breakups could result from a highschool relationship. After being madly in love for a couple weeks, your favorite person suddenly feels like a stranger. However, a thousand other people attend your school and plenty live around you. An infinite amount of fish in the sea. Just take a detour in the hallways to avoid them and everything will be ok. 

As you can see, the “cons” of dating are pretty insignificant. Having a slight distraction and a slim chance of a breakup should not stop you from having your first experience with love. No pressure, though, I’m just trying to provide my expertise.