First relationships are like tornados — they're bound to do some damage. Many couples are each other's first relationship, which doesn't necessarily set them up to be a shining example of a healthy relationship. Add the fact that a lot of first relationships happen in high school — when people are hyped up on hormones and don't yet have fully developed brains — and it's no wonder that first love often ends in heartbreak. You could look back on that time and groan about how immature you were, or you could recognise all of the important lessons you learned that make dating so much better today.
We choose to do the latter. So, we asked people to tell us the solid dating lessons they learned and advice they heard when they first started dating. They may have had to go through some cringe-worthy moments, but the lessons these people learned gave them a sturdy foundation for dating in their adult lives. Read on for their advice.