High schoolers and dating

Try to find someone that you think you can relate to - socially and mentally. Nothing is worse than being the one who 'shoulda-seen-it-coming' when a person's old habits repeat themselves. Separate your relationship from your school responsibilities.

No one wants to be known as the 'dramatic couple that has epic battles by the soda machines every Tuesday.' It is really hard to keep up your grades and the respect of your classmates and teachers when you bring your relationship problems to class with you. Until you are 18 and move out of your house, your parents have final say in what you do and don't do. It is so easy to become so engulfed in a significant other that friends just don't seem as fulfilling anymore.

In fact, co-founder Justin Mateen recently disclosed that more than 7 percent of Tinder users are between 13 and 17, a significant chunk considering 35-to-44-year-olds constitute just 6.5 percent.

If you're smart about it, I think it's a great way to get to know someone.At her senior prom in Texas, Becca was surrounded by hundreds of friends, classmates, and teachers she'd grown up with.Her date for the evening, however, was someone she'd only known in person for a few weeks.Like Tinder, dating apps Meet Me and Skout are open to anyone above the age of 13, while My LOL and Our Teen Network were specifically created for the high school set.And it's not just specialized services that have gained traction: Olivia, a 17-year-old from Pennsylvania, says she would be more willing to meet up with someone she connected with on social media than on a dating app.