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The initial answer for a still maturing young man such as myself would've been no, but rushing to such an answer is irrational. Sign In to your account to avoid repeating this across your devices.

The majority of the time, high school relationships do not last, as only two percent of new marriages in North America are compromised of "high school sweethearts. Additionally, there is the chance of having to experience heartbreak at a possibly life-altering time.

Speaking out of experience, I am nowhere near certain of whether or not my high school relationship was detrimental or advantageous for myself, and it is a question that lingers on the tip of of my tongue countless hours of the day: There is also the romantic's way of looking at things: Looks like your cookies are disabled.

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Despite all the arguments in favor of high school relationships, there are an equal amount of negatives that must also be stressed. The case has been made for both, and one can never really have a meaningful opinion if they haven't experienced it for themselves.

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If the parties involved are mature and stable enough to realize what they have gained, or what they have learned, then it would unquestionably have been worth it.

By Evan Manning Relationships are a delicate topic when it comes to any age group, but the high school years are often overlooked, deemed to be not particularly important. Learn More about our data uses and your choices.

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So what truly is the answer, with so many optimistic and pessimistic beliefs and thoughts regarding high school relationships?

A high school environment is not a healthy place for an intense romantic affair, what with the drama involved in adolescence and the fact that a relationship takes away from the things that are truly important at such a fruitful age -- mainly a steady and focused education.

Every person someone dates during their life will teach them what they do and do not want, and obviously that is no different for high school students. Due to EU data protection laws, we Oathour vendors and our partners need your consent to set cookies on your device to use your search, location and browsing data to understand your interests and personalise and measure ads on our products.

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A romantic would argue that these things are most definitely possible, no matter how slim and desperate the chances. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.

It would be insensitive and pessimistic to call these romantic types blind.

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For example, when you search for a film, we use your location to show the most relevant cinemas near you. The minds of adolescents are not fully developed and therefore are not capable of knowing what is or isn't beneficial in terms of romanticism at the time.

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