You learn what you like in guys and what you like dating to look like.
I would be practicing how to date, thus when I got older dating will more likely be easier.
Caleb has never dated before either, so at least we’re learning together.
I struggled with loneliness some back in high school.
(Still do.) I knew that having a boyfriend would make me feel less lonely, but I knew that loneliness was a lie.
For me personally though, I knew I didn’t want to get married until I had graduated collage.
So dating in high school meant it would be a really long time before he and I could get married.
And if you don’t have a strong sense of self when you’re in high school, it can be easy to share everything with him to gain validation.
When I was in high school I was in two choirs and insanely involved in my youth group.
Similarly, when you’re getting to know a guy in a dating relationship, you become vulnerable with him by sharing your thoughts and beliefs and feelings with him.
This vulnerability is important for is okay to share.
When I was 14, I chose not to date until I had graduated high school.
I think my reasoning back then was that I knew dating should help me find who I’m to marry and I knew I was too young to get married anytime soon.
If the guy in question was the right guy for me, then it wouldn’t matter whether or not we dated in high school. No need to stress about if he’s “the one” or not when in high school.