Senior Laeticia Ngamboma said, “High School relationships are definitely not worth it! You should concentrate more on important things, like school and/or family, than some random guy or girl you think you love.” Freshman Kayla Lard disagrees.”If the couple is willing to be loyal to one person and can communicate well and be mature enough to handle any tight situations like most adults can, then there really is not a reason as to why a teenage love can’t last,” she said.
These are some of the key themes and responses we heard during these data-gathering sessions. And I met a girl on there and she lived up in [location]. Half of all teens (50%) have let someone know they were interested in them romantically by friending them on Facebook or another social media site, and 47% have expressed their attraction by liking, commenting or otherwise interacting with that person on social media.Some 35% of teens have some type of experience in a romantic relationship, a figure that includes current and former daters, as well as those in serious and less-serious relationships. Teens also spoke about social media as an information-gathering tool that helps them find out all sorts of information about a potential partner, like whether they are dating someone or not.Among teens with dating experience, 76% say they have never dated someone they first met online, but one-in-four (24%) have dated or hooked up with someone they initially encountered online. Many teens in our focus groups described flirting with a crush by liking their photos or posting a comment on their social media profile.Since students started going to high school, there has been an ongoing debate on whether or not romantic high school relationships are even worth anyone’s time.A website known as ‘ held a poll and quiz based on high school relationships.
Their statistics have shown that only three percent of high school sweethearts get married, only to end up divorcing.Then even less than two percent of high school sweethearts end up getting married and staying together forever.Freshman Kylie Hendricks said that usually happens because “We are too young and immature to truly know what ‘love’ is.” “I think that high school relationships almost never last because of the useless drama that exists! Sophomore Ben Lash said, “Teenagers have crazy hormones.We usually do not really know what we want.” A survey was taken in 2011 by Yahoo in the US on high school relationships.Most people thought that the reason why most high school relationships do not last is because, “they think they’re so in love and it turns out that they’re not.They’re just so strung up in the teen years and the freedom and the exploration that it just all whirls together where they don’t really know the difference between love, like, and lust,” according to Yahoo.