Dating for teenager
Teenagers haven’t yet learned how resilient the heart is.
Remember, too, that teen relationships on the wane frequently flicker on again. Encourage him to get together with friends—but don’t nag.
They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.
Don’t confuse group dating with double-dating or triple-dating.
While there may be the occasional romantic twosome among the members, the majority are unattached.
If anything, youngsters in the group spend as much time interacting with their same-sex friends as they do with members of the opposite sex. Ron Eagar, a pediatrician at Denver Health Medical Center, views group dating as a healthy way for adolescents to ease into the dating pool rather than dive in.
To reiterate a point made earlier, it wasn’t all that long ago that many couples got married in their teens.