And, this was after abortion was legalized -- no one was forced into a marriage because they were pregnant.Rather, getting started too early seems to be a function of coming from a dysfunctional family and growing up to be dysfunctional.When the couple splits, they have to continue to see each other in class and perhaps witness the ex-partner dating someone else.It is reasonable to think this scenario could be linked to depression and divert attention from studying."Sadly, it's safe to say that even for those of us who were single in our middle school years, unrequited crushes certainly diverted our attention from Mr. (To this day, I blame my C- on my huge crush on the class clown in the back of the room.Nope, middle school boyfriends were a hot commodity, and not for the likes of my awkward ass.And although we already know that junior high school dating was a major drama-fest that certainly distracted from our studies (the number of times I comforted a crying friend in the girls' bathroom during class! Go for it during lunch one day in PRIVATE ABSOLUTELY!Unless your family/parents have a rule against this- I say go for it!
Of the boys, every one is divorced and all are alcoholics.The rest of us that waited until high school (or later) are all married with children and contributing members of society. I am going to middle school next year and my mom my said that I'm not allowed to to go out yet but I agree with her A lot of people say I'm out of my mind but I think that like what my mom says I should wait until high school I think high school is the perfect time to start dating I agree with the other girl who said that you should definitely set limits for yourself, don't feel like you have to do anything un-needed just to get the attention from a boy you might like.Throughout the rest of your aducational life there will be plenty of other oppertunities to go for. After only going out a couple of times we started dating.And, it's "for life" which these days can mean 90 .(That's a LONG time.) Yes-- I'm 48 and there were kids "going out" in 6th grade when I was growing up.Researchers also speculate that the subsequent in-class weirdness following a breakup lends itself to poor academics.