My School Love Story
Love and Romance in School...
... school relationships can be complicated, but with these tips of school dating, you will know what to expect so you can keep your relationship going. Teen relationships face unique challenges and don't always last although they can lead to long-term commitments.
How to Date in School
If you have dated in school, you already know there is a lot that goes into it besides just hanging out with someone you like. Before you start dating, take some time to think about your ideas and preferences about how relationships work:
- Understand what dating means to you.
- Think about the qualities you want in a boyfriend or girlfriend.
- Decide on your personal relationship boundaries.
- Consider whether you are ready for a relationship.
How to Get a Boyfriend in School
Getting a boyfriend in high school is more about making a genuine connection with a guy than actively looking for someone to call your bf. If you're looking to be in a relationship, the best advice is to be yourself, be honest about your feelings, and relationships will naturally evolve. Although there's not a step-by-step guide that guarantees you a boyfriend, there are things you can do to get noticed by your crush or take a friendship to the next level.
Be Open and Honest
Asking someone out can be really intimidating for some guys. Give him some confidence to ask you by letting him know you're available and interested. If he's not asking, there's no reason why you can be the one to bring up the subject. Make sure your conversations feel natural, not forced, by saying exactly what you feel, think, and want.
Look for Opportunities to Connect
Teens spend a lot of times in group settings, which is great for getting to know the guy of your dreams. However, you'll need some time alone to take your relationship to the next level. If there's a guy you're interested in, ask him to help you with some homework or teach you to skateboard. Inviting him to a one-on-one activity gives you both the chance to share your feelings or flirt without the embarrassment of everyone else watching.
How to Get a Girlfriend in School
Starting a romantic relationship with a girl isn't that different from starting one with a boy. Friendships can evolve into dating or you might meet someone new and just know you want to date them.
Choose Personality Over Looks
If you want a girlfriend, the first step is to find someone with a personality you find attractive and that meshes with yours. Look for the girl you have a good time with, a girl who makes you feel good. If she's hot, that's a bonus, but it shouldn't be the only reason you want to date her. The thing about attraction is everyone is attracted to different looks and sometimes you become more physically attracted to a person as you get to know and like their personality.
Take the Initiative
Traditionally, dating involved a guy asking a girl out. Although attitudes on dating roles are changing today, girls still tend to let the guy do the asking. If you're interested in being more than friends with a girl, take the initiative and ask her out. The worst that can happen is she declines. In the moment, it will feel disappointing and maybe even embarrassing, but the good news in high school is there's always new news and things move quickly.
There's no "right way" to have a relationship, instead, you do what's right for the two of you. Some girls don't like labels, some like to take things really slow. Talk with the girl you like about what she wants in a relationship or how she thinks it should work. If you can get behind her idea of dating, go for it. Being a "girlfriend" can mean something different to every guy and girl, so be as flexible as you're comfortable with.