Everywhere I look in my high school, there are couples are tangled up together.

Whether they are little freshmen or big old seniors, it is as if you have to be in a relationship to be considered cool. This couldn't be further from the truth, and I wish more teenagers knew it.

There are several reasons that dating in high school is overrated.

1. ​It creates too much drama.

There have been so many fights between girls in my school when one of their friends starts dating an ex-boyfriend of theirs. By not dating in high school, you are helping yourself steer clear of quite a bit of drama that takes place.

2. ​Most high school relationships don't last after high school.

As everyone splits ways after high school, many of their relationships aren't serious enough to last past high school. If you can make it past high school, then props to you, but most relationships don't. Since many do not, you aren't really missing out on anything if you don't date in high school.

3. Being single can help you grow and learn to love yourself.

Many people struggle with loving themselves, so going into a relationship can hinder this process. By being single during the years you grow the most, it helps you develop self-confidence and love for yourself, rather than leaning on someone for your happiness.

4. ​High school students are usually too immature and can't really understand what love is.

At the ages of 14-18, teenagers are going through so many changes both physically and emotionally. With new hormones and constantly changing emotions, dating in high school just isn't plausible. The relationships wouldn't even be about loving someone because teenagers normally can't fully comprehend what love is truly about.

5. ​You will miss out on time with friends.

Everyone in high school is already busy enough, and when you add a boyfriend or girlfriend into that mix, there isn't much time left over that you can spend with friends. When you miss out on going out with friends, you are missing out on making some lasting memories.

Dating in high school, in my opinion, is honestly overrated. I don't think you are being ridiculous or stupid if you date in high school because several of my friends have dated the last four years of high school. I just don't think you should push yourself to date because nine times out of 10 it doesn't end up benefiting you.