I'll never forget when my good friend Oliver decided to change the focus his dating life.Like most of my 20-something friends from high school now living in the big city, he was enjoying the multitude of opportunities to date—and sleep with— strangers.These factors can cause a lot of stress in your relationship and are a few of the reasons why many high school love affairs do not last.Making your relationship last is not impossible as long as you follow some tips on high school dating.Being so young and new to such strong feelings, many students willingly dedicate themselves to a person single the name of love. In a survey conducted by Stageof Life.com, 61% of high school students claim they have been or are in love.While some may find the concept of young love appealing, this infatuation can lead to blatant disregard of other more important responsibilities."Compared with relationships I had with people I didn't go to high school or college with, I certainly felt a greater level of comfort at the onset," he says.
Though Daren says the commonalities of growing up in the same town didn't spark an attraction during high school, they certainly helped once the pair got romantic.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.High schools are full of rumors and drama - don't get sucked into arguments caused by something a friend of a friend might have seen. Most of bad break-ups and horrible fights of high school dating could have been avoided if the couple had made an effort to talk to one another about problems instead of jumping to conclusions. Don't push your boundaries, and don't let anyone else cross them.You may find someone to date that is part of your circle of friends; this is fine, just keep your relationship separate from them.You can do this by not including your friends in arguments you and your boyfriend/girlfriend have or being overly affectionate while in the group.