They may have had to go through some cringe-worthy moments, but the lessons these people learned gave them a sturdy foundation for dating in their adult lives.
"I think that has had a huge impact on both of us as adults, individually and as a couple.
Other students dated infrequently in middle school but increased the frequency of dating in high school.
We also saw a large number of students who reported dating since sixth grade.”Another disadvantage of everyone wanting to be in a relationship and getting into a relationship, is people not involved feeling like they must have some relationship status.
Being in a relationship with someone who has never needed to be closeted is incredibly empowering." That, in addition to growing up together, provided their later relationship with a rich foundation.
"We know all of the embarrassing things we both did in high school: Maddy saw me in my marching band uniform, and I saw her in her stage makeup for theater.
Like most of my 20-something friends from high school now living in the big city, he was enjoying the multitude of opportunities to date—and sleep with— strangers.