Think of high school dating as relationship practice.
How well do you relate to people of the opposite sex?
You can't relate to any stories about asshole guys from high school.
When your friends talk about the douche they used to date who completely screwed them over, you can't help but to feel #blessed about the guy from high school who you're going home to later.8.
Like, when someone says they "need Starbucks," you two can't help but crack up because it means something hilarious and kind of inappropriate to you two.Through dating different people you learn all sorts of new personalities and have new experiences.As @Marina said, how to relate to different people. If you're creative, get involved with a writing group or join the band. If you are a honor roll student and member of the key club, but you're interested in the slacker in the back row, you will have conflicted interests. Nothing is less attractive to the opposite sex than a person with no confidence, hobby or personality of their own.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.Everyone in your grade is just as stressed as you about dating. You may not even realize how many ways you have it better than your paired-off friends, but there are a ton.Click through the slideshow below for 10 reasons to enjoy your current life as part of a non-couple -- and feel free to re-visit this every time you find yourself thinking, "OMG WHY AM I STILL SINGLE? And also, because dating in high school is way, way overrated.Eventually you will know exactly what you want for when you do get married. Besides, how will you know what your intentions are toward a person until you get to know him / her by spending time together?Then you can find the perfect person for you to get married to. You don’t always judge books by their covers, do you? I think dating different people (and different types of people) is perhaps one of the best ways to prepare yourself for marriage.