In the early teen years, mixed-gender groups predominate.
By mid-teens, up to two-thirds of high school students report they have dated or are in a romantic relationship.
So, if you have any experience with this, please give me some thoughtful advice.
I am a grade 10 straight A student, and she is one too (except gym).
We are in all challenge classes (or AP, whatever you call them) and she is very responsible about her education.
We've hugged passionately but she is too shy to go further, and so am I.
I've been raised in a family that imposed the idea that dating affects grades, therefore your future, therefore your life. I think about her a lot, yes, but I know that education is the priority, and girlfriends are a privilege.
I guess we're not in a relationship yet, but we like each other very much. But I have strong feelings for her and I know she has the same for me, because she told me.