Normal teenage dating behavior
The Huffington Post states that during the final stage of dating the two people “often plan to be with each other for a longer amount of time and don’t have any other romantic interests outside of the relationship.” All this talk about the changing course of relationships automatically makes one wonder: what caused the shift?
There are three main factors to consider: immaturity, indecisive teens and social media.
Here are some clues that your child’s relationship may be in trouble.
It may be hard to see your child growing up and finding new people to get close to, but if you take the right steps and teach them how relationships are supposed to be, they’re much more likely to make the right choices.
But it’s important to remember that they do still need you now and this is a normal development phase of the teen years.
There are also things you can do to make dating easier for both of you.
As a parent, it is important for you to recognize the danger signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship.
If you have a concern, talk honestly with your child and ask other’s for help.
While you may want to give a lecture on the rules; their date is not the one you should be talking to.
In past generations, a relationship followed a certain, basic pattern.
Two people would meet, the male would typically ask the female on a date to get to know them better, and if the date(s) went well, the male would eventually ask the female to be his girlfriend.
She thinks it gives people insight on the true personality and behavior of others, making it easier to determine whether or not to pursue them further.
“Social media can share some personal information about a person that may not have been as easy to gain access too in past forms of dating,” said Bowers.