Everyone knows that high school relationships are overrated, but nevertheless, most everyone finds themselves in at least one throughout their four years. Some people date half of their graduating class, while some may only date one or two people before they graduate, but either way, almost everyone comes out of high school with some dating experience. My high school experience was quite different, however.
I always thought I would end up dating someone in high school, but nevertheless, I graduated last Friday without any past relationships under my belt. While to some people this may sound like my high school experience was sad and meaningless, I disagree wholeheartedly. To me, high school was simply a means to an end, not the "best four years of my life."
So instead of spending my weekends out with dumb boys, I spent them working and earning money or studying. My school work came first, and it's because of that that I have the life that I do after I through my graduation cap in the air. Not only did I spend my time more productively, but I was also able to mature a lot simply by staying single and not allowing boys to cloud my judgment and my life decisions. I've heard horror stories of girls who let boys convince them not to follow their dreams, and I'm wholeheartedly glad I was single through such a pivotal stage of my life.
To all of the high school students who are yet to have their first kiss or even a date, it's ok. The first 18 years of your life don't have to have given you a multitude of dating experience in order for you to find someone you love in the real world. You have the rest of your life to be in love, so spend these last moments as a kid doing just that: go on adventures with your friends, work independently towards your goals and most importantly, believe in yourself. Love is out there, and you'll find it when the time is right.