Dating 101 for teenagers

The parents and teenagers Ive talked to rarely consider the option of no dating as a serious possibility.

It seems no one wants to talk about the fact that dating can be an emotional roller-coaster ride, often leading to more stress and discouragement for students already burdened by an ever-increasing workload.

I doubt many would argue with the fact that dating in high school (not to mention some children who are allowed to date in middle school) is a serious topic, worthy of serious discussion, yet I just dont see the topic being talked about.

Or should I say, I dont see the subject being discussed in a matter that seriously addresses the option of not dating during a childs most important educational years.

When you decide to start a relationship – it should be because you care about someone and not because you feel like you have to start dating.

A dating relationship is a special chance to get to know someone, and share your thoughts and feelings with each other.

You haven’t been on a date since before the internet, so a lot has changed.

But it happened…your marriage ended, and now you find yourself a divorced, single parent, and haven’t a clue about what to do next.

Do not just have this person show up at an unexpected time.

Instead, set up a mutually acceptable time for this to take place, and don’t make it a big fancy ordeal.

I would advise current and future students to not follow my example.

Now I am sure there are some who just read my first paragraph and have labeled me a prude, but I challenge readers to give me a few more lines to state my case.