No, that's not having sex only once like you told your parents, it means going to an all-girls school, or, an all boys school.
Yes, I am an adopted only child who went to an all-girls Catholic school, AND, I started kindergarten early, so I was 17 when I started college.
We can get a couple more topics out of that, no?
Anyway, as I said, I went to an all-girls high school. I didn't find it all that unusual, but, apparently some people do.
Let's start with the most obvious question, shall we?
Didn't you miss having boys?
No, no one took them, they were never there in the first place.
Seriously, I can only speak for myself, but, it's not something you think about while you're doing it, it's just school.
I think other people think about it more than the students.
As far as I can tell, there really are fewer distractions to learning when you're not hung up on influencing the opposite sex, and, though it sounds a bit cliche, I did have some leadership opportunities that might not have come my way in a different environment.
My parents didn't send me to school to meet boys, anyway, I was there for an education.
By the way, I believe parents should decide where their kids go to high school. We can talk about that later.
Single sex education isn't the real world, you need to learn to interact with everyone, don't you?
If you're wondering if I'm a social misfit, yeah, probably, but, I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with my high school.
We went to dances, went to football games, and, to youth group things (to meet other yoots), just like regular people.
There were boys at all these things, we did social things with friends from other schools, we dated, had friends of the male persuasion, etc.
School isn't the only way to acquire social skills. As a matter of fact, since we had to do the asking of boys to our school dances, you really had to get over any shyness.
I hated my all-girls/all-boys school, they're all terrible.
Like many things, I think there is an element of "you get out of it what you put into it".
But, if a school isn't a good fit, it isn't a good fit.
I wonder if you really examined it, though, it would be more to do with the school program and expectations itself, and, less to do with what gender was there, I dunno.
Aren't all-girls schools snobby?
You're talking to me?
Isn't that cute?
Any school can have a difficult social environment, it's part of being that age.
I think the media portrays a certain stereotype about girls' schools, and, private schools (I know! Who knew they could do that?!), and, sometimes, people are attuned to looking for those characteristics.
What other questions do you have for me?
I can only speak to my experience, and, yours may vary, but, I just wanted to let you know that going to an all-girls school isn't that mysterious.
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