Boyfriends / Girlfriends

 Hey, Harrison. You look so deep in thought! What’s up?


 Hi, Nicki. I’m thinking about asking someone out and I’m really nervous about it. I really like the person but I’m worried that person may not like me.

: Boy do I know how you feel. Relationships can be messy and confusing and …

 Really, really fun and exciting and….

 Taylor! Are you eavesdropping again?

 No. When people discuss love, it’s like a radar goes off in my brain and I just magically appear. Tell me everything, Harrison. I am a pro at this.

 How is it that you are a pro when your longest relationship only lasted three days? How do you even know what makes a great relationship or if you are even in one? How do you know when you are in love? What about kissing? Does that mean you are in a relationsh…

 Wow, Nicki. I think you have more questions than the two of us combined!

 Yeah, I never really think about THAT stuff.

Do you? Most teens do have questions about relationships. They can be super fun, but they can also be scary when you’re not sure what to expect or don’t know what you want. That’s why this post will explore the basics to a solid relationship. Please see the overview at the top right of this page to read about:

The First Rule of Any Relationship

How Is Love Expressed? (Say It)

How Is Love Expressed? (Show It)

What Do You Want?

Are You Dating?

Dating Tips

Rejection Tips

Bonus YSS: Kissing 

Bonus YSS: Getting More Physical


IMPORTANT!!! If you are in a relationship, make sure you check out the Healthy Relationships post. Reading the post is necessary for anyone who wants a healthy and happy relationship.


Post Question: Are you in a relationship? What one word would you use to characterize it?

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12 responses to “Boyfriends / Girlfriends”

  1. WLKHS402 May 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I am not currently in a relationship but from seeing people in a relationship I could characterize it in many different ways because sometimes people have fun with each other, but other times they become over dramatic and angry at each other. Relationships have their positives and negatives.

  2. WLKHS506 May 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I am not in a relationship

  3. WLKHS501 May 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    No I am not in a relationship, I would want to focus on school first then maybe be in a relationship

  4. WLKHS703 May 2, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    No but I was in a serious one before and it was very good because we both trusted each other and had our backs. I feel that to characterize it was love.

  5. WLKHS718 May 2, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I am currently not in a dating relationship, but I am talking to someone at the moment. I would characterize it as a ‘thing.’ I say this because we are not labeled as dating but we hang out often and do some things that people who are dating would do.

  6. Anonymous May 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    No I am not in a relationship. I was recently in a relationship but we decided to go our separate ways. Our relationship was very strong a loving, I cherished every moment.

  7. WLKHS7 May 2, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I am in a relationship and one word I would use to describe it is extravagant

  8. WLKHS701 May 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Yes I am in a relationship right now. One word that I would use to characterize my relationship is healthy because we always fix our problems and make each other feel special.

  9. WLKHS0110 November 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Yes I am in a relationship. One word that I would use to characterize it is amazing

  10. WLKHS0310 November 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I am in a relationship. One word to describe it is loving because we always figure out ways to overcome fights and just come back to one another.

    1. WLKHS0106 November 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      i think arguments are always normal in a relationship and they come in every relationship but you do have to be careful

  11. WLKHS0205 November 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Yes, I am in a relationship. I would describe it as unhealthy. There are a lot of times when we get in yelling matches and I often get scared because he does does MMA and I get nervous that when he gets mad he could easily knock me out.