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Photo: Rido (Shutterstock) Dating in high school is hard. You’ve got wild hormones, an overwhelming curiosity (paired with trepidation) about sex, loads of pimples, and a shaky sense of self, the world, and where you fit in it. During this time of shape-shifting self-esteem, it’s easy to think that the people you had epic crushes on—the ones whose hands you’d longingly watch scribble biology notes, whose yearbook pictures you’d memorize and lockers you’d casually stalk—were way out of your league. Fast forward 15-20 years (give or take). Dating is still hard, but you’ve realized: Hey, I’m actually a catch. You’re no longer that unsure teenager of little life experience and questionable confidence. You are a whole, fully-formed adult, who has had jobs, degrees, travels, career achievements, perhaps even marriages or children. And during the intervening years since high school, you’ve learned that what you have to offer another person is pretty great, and you just might be able to land that person you thought was so unattainable when you were 16. Now, if you’re happy with your current dating life, carry on. (Ditto if you recently graduated high school and haven’t gained the requisite time, distance, and experience outside of your hometown to make going back to it a form of poetic justice.) But, if you’ve given yourself a chance to sample the universe of eligible singletons in the “the real world” (and found them lacking), it may be the right moment to turn back the hands of time […]