Also, if something goes wrong, you'll need your core group of friends to hold you up and be there for you. Having middle men and friends that like to interfere ('help') only makes problems worse. Whether you're 15 or 55, keeping open communication with the person you're dating is absolutely essential.High schools are full of rumors and drama - don't get sucked into arguments caused by something a friend of a friend might have seen. Most of bad break-ups and horrible fights of high school dating could have been avoided if the couple had made an effort to talk to one another about problems instead of jumping to conclusions. Don't push your boundaries, and don't let anyone else cross them.
Nothing is less attractive to the opposite sex than a person with no confidence, hobby or personality of their own.
Get out there and meet people and be able to have something to bring to the conversation. More importantly, if you are a needy person and you want to date a loner, you will have problems getting to a comfortable intimacy level. If a girl is known around campus as a cheater or if a guy's reputation is less than angelic, don't think that you will be the one to break the mold.
Try to find someone that you think you can relate to - socially and mentally. Nothing is worse than being the one who 'shoulda-seen-it-coming' when a person's old habits repeat themselves. Separate your relationship from your school responsibilities.
Jenn Oxborrow tells the that in her daughter's adult roles and financial literacy class, which Utah requires students to take for high school graduation, the teacher handed out homework as part of the "Purposes of Dating" section.
The handouts—pulled from a state database that teachers can upload material to—instructed the Highland High School students to go on date, and offered a list of advice from the opposite sex that the handout noted students should "try and follow." On the girls' sheet: "If you think you're too fat, keep it to yourself," and "eat the food you order; don't waste his money." The boys, meanwhile, were told to "say what you’re going to order" at a restaurant "so she will have a guide in ordering." A rep for the Utah Board of Education says all materials in the "Purposes of Dating" section have now been removed: "They're inappropriate." Principal Chris Jenson acknowledges that there's "no doubt" there is gender bias in the materials, while Oxborrow, who the reports is a therapist, accused the state of "evidence-based misogyny" and says the material "puts our kids at risk" at a time when they're sorting out their identities.