But if you're dating someone to find out what you want out of a partner so you will one day know what you want in a spouse, then wouldn't you say that's a pretty big commitment?
When you break it down to simple terms, dating is just one of the first steps that hopefully leads to marriage.
In high school, you get to just live and let someone else, also known as your parents, make those big time decisions for you.
High school is your time to be selfish and to figure out who you want to be, so don't waste it.
It seems strange to think that in a few short weeks I will not only be entering my sophomore year of college but also celebrating my six-month anniversary with my first boyfriend.
I felt like I was the odd one out if I didn't have a boyfriend or wasn't at least "talking" to someone, which is the new word that for some reason all teenagers use even though no one actually knows what it means.
But the truth is, not having a boyfriend was never really one of my biggest concerns.
Of course, there were some days that not having a boyfriend sucked a little more than others, like Valentine's Day, or prom, or basically any other school dance where not having a date is like a high school girl's worst nightmare.
But in the end, not dating in high school was one of the best decisions I've ever made.