The problem you're in is that your parents will assume that they know best, because they are older and generally more knowledgeable - I mean education is very important but so is living your life, and teenagers need to learn to be independent, and go out and experience the world for themselves instead of being sheltered. Your parents just don't want you to get hurt, you must see the world from their eyes.
My only advice is for you to be patient (ie. wait until you go to uni till you get into something serious, that has always been my plan I went to a good sixth form hills road to get myself to a good uni, social life wasn't great but hey, I focused on my grades and I'm sure it will all pay off and be worth it) and just try not to let this dictate the way you live, if you get into a relationship then you will have to push the boundaries a little, maybe spend your time at your boyfriends house where you would have more freedom or whatever. Personally, my parents are very nosy, very annoying, and make a big fuss about stuff like this, so I never tell them anything and spend my time at other peoples houses, and it's worked so far....
The title of 'forever alone' is also a bit melodramatic!
Last edited by foolscap; 18-07-2012 at 03:24.