Not dating in high school

If you were one of those who did not have a significant other in high school, it was easy to feel like the odd one out.

However, being single throughout high school has helped you realize that no matter how difficult things become, you can persevere and overcome obstacles on your own (and with the love and support of family and friends)! Going through high school single allowed you to focus on other things, whether that was your academics, sports, or other extracurricular activities.The fear of being alone is very common and extremely understandable. Going throughout high school without a significant other forced you to look within yourself, and discover who you are and what you like. You had more time to focus on other activities and explore your hobbies and passions. You most likely experienced less drama in high school.Not dating in high school suddenly doesn't matter anymore. After years of independence, you've gained confidence in knowing you can stand on your own.In fact, there are many positives of having gone through high school completely solo. Life is filled with challenges and difficulties, and can be very unpredictable.Being in a relationship in high school was basically the equivalent of "making it" in the world.

There were times when it felt like literally everyone was making things Facebook official.

If you find yourself regularly feeling left behind, or like you're the only one without a siggo, we have two secrets to share with you: 1. Even the ones paired off are stressed about being paired off. This one is important, so pay close attention: flying through high school solo can actually be a much more fun experience.

Everyone in your grade is just as stressed as you about dating. You may not even realize how many ways you have it better than your paired-off friends, but there are a ton.

All of these scenarios are okay, but one of them stands alone (literally).

Most people view the one who never gets into a relationship as a little strange.

Even Miley Cyrus (referring to her breakup with Liam Hemsworth) talked about how she was, "so scared of ever being alone," and said, "I don't ever want to have to need someone again where you feel like without them you can't be yourself." Your independence in high school has helped you learn to depend on yourself, and know that even in times of adversity, you'll make it through. It is easy to lose who you are when you are in a relationship. Unfortunately, along with relationships often come drama.