High school love stories will make you sad

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High school love stories will make you sad

Teens who hold off on dating have better social skills and are less depressed, researchers say

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While movies and songs give the impression that true happiness during teen years lies in finding a high school sweetheart, a new study suggests single teens have better social skills and are less depressed.

A University of Georgia study, published online in The Journal of School Health, found adolescents who were not in romantic relationships during high school had good social skills, low depression and fared better than, or equal to, peers who dated.

The researchers analysed data collected during a 2013 study, which followed teens aged 15 to 17 from northeast Georgia...

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