Reasons for not dating in high school
I have worked hard for the things I've wanted to make of myself, and being able to make snap decisions that I knew wouldn't drastically affect another person has been crucial to every little success.
And as archaic as this sounds, I can't date people I don't see myself marrying. I'm just simply not attracted to people I don't see a future with, and right now I'm at a place in my life where I'm not ready to commit to anyone anyway.
But I am also confident in my ability to love and be loved, and I don't feel the need to prove it by rushing into a relationship I'm not sure about.
These three years I spent single have changed me so much already.
It's not like a "thing"; I'm not out on some crusade to be single.
It just happens that I'm not dating, and I'm not especially going out of my way to change that.
I don't ever see myself dating online or using a dating app, not that there's anything bad about doing that.
If it happens, it happens, and if it doesn't, well – honestly, I'd rather be alone my whole life than be with someone I wasn't in love with.
Having some sort of weird dating agenda would just suck all the fun out of it. I think we all have plenty of people in the world that we would be happy with.
In a series of focus groups conducted by the Pew Research Center online and in cities across the U. So if you’re going to do it, like do it very carefully.
S., over 100 teens shared with us their personal experiences with social media and romantic relationships. During the focus groups, technology – and especially social media – often was described as an integral part of the courting process for teens.
Only now, when I sit down to count it out, so I realize that I've been single for three years – because I've never once questioned myself about it.
I've had bigger priorities, and in retrospect, looking back at all the weird places my life has taken me in the past few years, I can't imagine the strain of trying to keep something up with someone without limiting my options.
Really, I could not be happier for my friends who have found the person they belong with.