A TEEN GUIDE
Don't date for the sake of dating. It won't be a very good relationship if you don't even care about your partner.
Communicate. Communication is the most important part of a relationship.
You are going to fight. This is OK. No relationship is perfect. Just like friends, you have to get through challenges together.
Respect your partner. If your partner is not ready to hang out as a couple at school, this is OK. No one is rushing you to be anything except each other.
Don't be "clingy." You don't have to be with your partner every single moment of your life. Being alone is as essential as being together.
Example: (Boyfriend) So, we've been dating for awhile, and I'd like to have sex. (You) No thanks. (B) Come on, everyone I know has already done it. (Y) Well, everyone I know is abstinent. (B) Why did you even date me if you didn't want to have sex? (Y) Because I thought you were actually decent. Guess I was wrong.
How's that for a reason to be abstinent?