This is another one of those control issues. Don't ever go into a relationship and expect to change the person. If they drank before you got into a relationship, don't expect them to stop. If they're a social person, don't expect them to not want to be social. If you get together with someone and expect them to give up who they are for you, you're not getting into the relationship for the right reasons.
I wish there was a better answer, but really, it just takes time. Don't go rushing into a a new relationship just because you hate to be lonely. Take the time you need to heal and then try again. You'll have a lot of healing to do when you do find someone new it will take a while , but you'll find someone who will be able to take that hurt away.
Talking to friends and relying on them and your family are helpful. I remember talking to my friends and about how I felt. My hardest break up took around a half a year or so before I began to feel okay being myself again. Although, I didn't feel completely whole again until I found someone whose love took away that pain and showed me more love and compassion than any relationship I had previous. No, there is nothing wrong with you. You may be too shy for people to want to approach you to ask you out, or you may just be giving off an uninterested air to you.
Finding someone to love takes time and I have found that if you're actively looking for it, you'll either find the wrong people by attracting people because you're more desperate and not happy with yourself , or it just won't come. My best advice is just to wait and meet new people. I have always found the best relationships by not looking for them. Someone people are more focused on their studies and hanging out with friends than playing the dating game. If you're happy with it, don't worry about other people.
In your high school years, a lot of people are very immature, so if you're someone who is more mature for your age, you may find the whole high school dating thing to be a waste of time. Your high school years are a time to find who you are. This includes who you are in a relationship, after a break up and how you function caring for another individual. Your first heart break and relationship will be the hardest to get over.
You'll learn more about yourself and about love than any kind of advice you can be given.
Trust, honesty, compassion and understanding are all traits of a good relationship. Follow your instincts and heart. If you're not happy with who you're with try to figure out what is missing. Communicate and see what can be done about it. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Aaron Seitler - there's nothing embarrassing about any experience you may or may not have had in your love life. I even once told a guy that we didn't have a cordless phone just so I didn't have to admit I didn't want to talk.
It said a lot about myself at the time, and also about him. If I couldn't trust the person I was with enough to tell him I didn't want to talk to him, I definitely didn't want to be with him. My high school love life has been embarrassing at best but hopefully as I go into Year 11, armed with your advice, maybe my fortune will turn for the better.
Wow, thank you all for the kind comments and for sharing your experiences in high school! It's great knowing that everyone had similar experiences and would have found or do find this information useful. I think dating is fine, but not getting majorly involved and seeing it for the long term. This probably isn't the person your will be with forever. I look back at high school just had my 20 yr reunion last month and I had a boyfriend for 2 years but we never had sex and I think high school is perfect for getting your feet wet, but nothing else ;-.
Congratulations on HOTD, well deserved!
I think dating in high school is a time of discovery for many and oftentimes, very awkward. I think you have provided some very important and useful advice for teenagers having to deal with high school dating. Thank you for sharing. Wow, this is an awesome hub! Congratulations on your HOTD! I get reminded by my HS days: I see the difference in our generation with the generations these days. But I did not date anybody during HS because I didn't have the chance to know a lot of boys because my school is only for girls. I started to date when I was in the university and it was quite boring LOL.
Thanks for sharing this hub. Congrats on your Hub of the Day! During high school, teens are really seeking to find their identities and becoming autonomous individuals. Dating and other relationships are a part of the learning process.
I think you have given a balanced perspective and sound advice on the matter. I think you and I had the same awkward high school romance. I also "went out" with some guy and never did anything for three weeks Then we broke up, Lol. It was so uncool. Wow, you thoroughly covered all the basics.
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Very well written hub that will definitely be a useful guide for those in high school. I'm sure your advice will help a lot of kids through a confusing time. We've all been there! Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. In high school, it's easy to get lost in romanticized daydreams. If you're imagining meeting a Prince Charming-type on your first day of drama club, cut the daydreaming.
You may close yourself off to perfectly acceptable young men by setting your expectations sky high. Try to think in loose terms.
Instead of having a laundry list of attributes you want in a potential match, instead think to yourself that you're looking for a nice, reasonably attractive guy who has some of the same interests as you. If you want to meet someone, you need to put yourself out there. Even if you're naturally shy, you need to be social if you want to find a boyfriend. Try to strike up a conversation with a guy you don't know. Sit down at a new lunch table. Talk to the guy sitting across from you in Spanish class. Starting a conversation with someone you don't know well can be stressful.
You can try to make conversation based on what's happening around you, which is easy to do when you're both in school. For example, you could say something like, "Wow! Last week's exam was intense, right? Attend high school events. With permission of your parents, try to start attending school events regularly. Things like dances, sports games, bake sales, and pep rallies are all great ways to branch out and connect with potential boyfriends.
If you're not interested in any guys in your own school, you can meet someone from another school. For safety reasons, it may be a good idea to go with friends. Unlike extracurricular activities, many school events may take place late at night away from school. It's a good idea to go in a group, just to be on the safe side. It can be stressful to ask someone out. However, putting yourself out there and being brave is part of the process of finding a boyfriend.
Even if it's outside your comfort zone, ask a guy you're interested in out on a date. It's okay if it takes you a few days to get up the nerve to ask someone out. This is normal, especially if you're new to dating. You can spend a few days talking to friends. If you have a friend who has a boyfriend or a girlfriend, ask this person for advice. You can ask someone out by bringing up mutual interests. For example, maybe you've both talked about a love of horror films.
You could ask the guy if he'd be interested in seeing the new horror film coming to your local theater on Friday. You can ask someone out in a fairly casual manner. Try saying something like, "Would you be interested in getting coffee with me after school some time?
Go into a date with a positive attitude. Once you've met a few potential boyfriends, you can begin going on dates. When going into a date, set out with a positive attitude. Stay calm going into a date. Do not worry about something going wrong. Instead, go in with the expectation that you're going to have fun.
If it helps, you can make a mental list of conversation topics. This may ease your worry about running out of things to talk about, making the date easier. If you're nervous, you may inadvertently engage in behavior that can put off your date. For example, you may rip up a piece of bread from the bread basket instead of eating it. Trying to be positive can help you put out your best self, allowing the date to run smoothly. It can take awhile to find someone you click with. Therefore, make dating a priority. Try to go out on dates regularly. You may have a lot of bad dates, or so-so dates, before you find a guy that's right for you.
Be prepared to meet someone everywhere you go. Dress in a flattering fashion when you go out. Introduce yourself to guys who seem interesting. However, make sure to be safe. If you're outside of school, be careful who you converse with and be sure to travel with friends. Even if you feel lukewarm with someone, your feelings may change on a date.
That mother was shocked. But, should this really be a surprise? Have you ever talked with your teen about the purpose of dating or what happens during a date?
In an informal teen survey, many stated that the only dating conversation they'd had with their parents was about curfew and expectations concerning drinking and driving. Studies show that teenagers crave intimacy, and that adolescents start to date between 12 and 14 years old. In , the average age was Research, however, has shown that serious adolescent relationships before either partner is emotionally mature can detrimentally affect identity formation - and even life and health. And, adolescents who date because of peer pressure or a need to belong can experience significant disappointment.
Teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, broken hearts and depression are common themes among those who work with teens. Plus, an estimated 15 percent of teen suicides are due to the breakup of an unhappy dating relationship.