It was great to get to know the guys I liked in a “friends-only” sort of way.
This vulnerability is important for is okay to share.
And if you don’t have a strong sense of self when you’re in high school, it can be easy to share everything with him to gain validation.
But I do wish I had some sort of experience to help me out.
Apart from that though, I don’t regret not dating in high school at all.
My friend pointed out that now that she was single again, she felt freer to reach out to other girls around her and grow in friendships.