It’s no surprise to learn that 81 percent of teens use social media, according to data from The Pew Research Center.
Sure, teens still meet in the same ways that kids always have, but the low social risks associated with flirting online have made that option more acceptable to some than trying to talk face to face in a crowded school hallway.
My budding romance depended on whether I heard the shrill ring of an old-fashioned land-line phone. The social lives of today’s teens don’t revolve around waiting for their phones to ring.
And here are some of them: While your school can give you potential dating partners, in some cases, the guy or girl you want to date is busy on dating somebody else.
Therefore, dating someone online is a way to help you broaden your range of dating and stop being interested in the same one as all your friends.
At least that’s what teens said in a recent story about online romance in the student newspaper at my daughters’ suburban Maryland high school.
According to that story, “students initiate relationships online to meet new people, avoid stressful in-person meetings and hide their dating lives from their parents.” That’s certainly the case for some kids, according to my 17-year-old.
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There are several dating sites for teenagers and for couples that you can make use.
But, really, what can we expect from a dating app that focuses on appearance?
Another troubling aspect: Sometimes, these teen relationships take place entirely online—the couple might go out for months and then break up without ever actually meeting in person. How are we parents to know who our kids are connecting with online?
It’s important to make sure teens understand that they should never provide personal information to strangers, such as where they go to school, and never agree to meet someone in person without bringing along a responsible adult.
Claire Mc Carthy, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, said it best in a Huffington Post blog on teen online dating.
The fall formal dance was just a week away and I was hoping a boy I liked would ask me to go with him.