Hey so i'll keep this simple. In my opinion, dating in highschool is usually not such a good idea, its better to just keep up your grades and worry about relationships later, also, most teenage relationships are just flings and mean nothing. Anyways now to the point. I like this girl in my Creative Writing class, i would consider us friends and we engage in small talk on a regular basis. I have good grades and it;s my grad year, so its a little more slack, so i want to try and pursue this. But in highschool its kinda hard cause you see the same people alot and people will gossip about it( if it does or doesnt work out). Anyways, ya'll have any tips on this subject, like how should i work towards developing something more with her without being too up front/direct and risking all the gossip, awkwardness crap? Any help would be bodacious, yes i just used bodacious in a sentence.