School dating relationships
Going into high school at 14 years old was exhilarating.
My friends and I talked nonstop about cute boys or girls, and everyone couldn’t wait to be in a serious relationship. I believed that high school meant love, relationships and all the physical elements that went along with those things.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
But when it came down to relationships, it wasn’t quite what I anticipated, either.
Yes love is real and you can fall in love in high school but chances are there is a much better match for you out there. Being tied down from the moment you enter puberty is not good for your character or your ego. At the time of its conception, you were being lied to about the number of people in the dating pool, the level of attractiveness some people can reach, and the maturity relationships should be based on.
The majority of high school sweetheart I know broke up for college or for some period of time after high school. High school is a time of raging emotions and poorly executed communication.
Friends like a gang bang or some family fun festival to make sure your sexual needs.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
This means people are willinging to get into a relationship with someone they might not have given a second look in the real world (high school is not the real world, silly).
When you're in this high school dating pool you're basically working the law of proximity which says, objects (or people) that tend to be near each other often group together.