It is estimated that 15 percent of teen suicides are due to the breakup of an unhappy dating relationship.
In this day and age, when teens are receiving mixed messages from many directions about relationships, having parents who are willing to engage in a discussion about dating smarts is definitely a plus.
Often the people we have crushes on are those we see the most often.
This is also true when it comes to gay teen dating.
Here is information on coming out to a friend and revealing a crush...
So, of course, I want to change that, but I don't really know how to get to know a guy, how to start or continue a conversation, or anything else like that.
There's one guy in particular who my friends have been trying to hook me up with, but, thanks to my lack of experience with proper communication, it all ended up a failure.
One out of three teenage girls report experiencing physical violence from a dating partner, yet many of them stay in the relationship stating, “But I love him,” or “A bad relationship is better than no relationship at all.” Instead of understanding that teen dating is about meeting many different people and that breaking up is not a sign of failure, they get caught up in believing they will find Mr. Covey gives teens and parents six guidelines for intelligent dating, which would be great jumping off points for discussion: Don’t date too young – Dating too young can lead to all kinds of problems including getting taken advantage of, getting physical too soon, or not knowing how to end a relationship.