For every upside to middle school romance, there’s a pretty harsh downside.
Rejection is hard at any age but especially so at a stage when you feel physically, emotionally, and socially vulnerable.
I never wavered on this decision my freshman and sophomore years of high school. Well, I was crushing hard on someone and could not remember why on earth I committed to no dating in high school.
That winter, my youth group had a lock in and one of my really close friends (who was 2 years older than me and so had already graduated high school) came to help out.
Dating in middle school usually means that you like, and you share a mutual atraction and interests, (soccer, writing, art, whatever it is) or like the person because they are physically attractive.
As two people begin to develop a partnership, they begin to gain a better understanding of each other’s beliefs and values.
They learn to become more open-minded and accepting of not only themselves but also of other people.
Being in a relationship with another person is not always solely romantic.
By spending time together, two people are able to express their feelings openly, whether happy or sad, to one another.