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How to deal with teenage dating

By Edited Jun 22, 2016 1 2

Teenage dating is different at that age. Whether this is for teens, or parents approaching them about the topic. It's good to understand the concepts of teenage dating and how to deal with it. Emotions at that age are different, and the development of where they are during their lives isn't the same for grownups. That doesn't mean to say teenagers are babies, they're not. Dating is part of the development of a persons life. Digging into deeper territory varies on where a person is at currently in their life. It's easy to get into bad situations because of not understanding this concept. It's okay for teenagers to date, because they need to. They have to learn and grow in life just as grownups do. Doing that is experiencing, although sometimes heavy consequences are involved that teenagers need to be aware of. Part of growing up, is understanding these consequences.

Things You Will Need

common sense

Step 1

Keep dating casual. This is not easy to do, sometimes emotions and urges get the best of you. However, at a young age your mind changes quite often. A person who you feel you want today, can change tomorrow. At a young age you've not developed into the person you're going to be in life. At that age you are still learning about yourself, and minds change all the time. The same thing with the person you're dating. It's easy to get your heart broken at that young age, because teenagers aren't developed as a person. That is why it's better to keep dating casual at that age.

Most kids are not always mature at that age, they don't have their priorities in check. Keep dating casual, fun, and avoid going into deep and meaningful relationships. Go to dances, or to the movies, and don't time investing too much into another person. You'll have plenty of time to get involved in serious relationships later in life. Being young is about enjoying your youth, and not taking everything too seriously. You can have the love of your life at a young age, but most the time both people at that age aren't ready to be committed to someone fully, when they're not committed to who they are yet.

Step 2

Understand the consequences. Getting involved deep emotionally at that age, can sometimes result into bad situations. Sex can become an issue, even if you don't plan on having sex. You can just be sitting next to your boyfriend, or girlfriend in a house alone. Causal kissing, can then turn into foreplay. Then each others clothes come off, next thing both of you can't control urges and you end up having sex.

Sex at a young age shouldn't happen, because there are consequences involved. It's not because of just age, it's where you are at in your life. You should be focusing on school, and graduating first. You'll have the rest of your life for these activities. However, if you end up pregnant, or your partner does your entire life changes. You then have a kid to support, and it's difficult at that age to do that, when you're in school. Especially when more than likely you are not really in love with this person, and it throws off your entire future, because you have responsibilities to take care of now. That is why you should keep dating casual, and not invest too many emotions into it. Not just because of sexual situations, but at a young age serious relationships usually don't develop much anyways.

Step 3

Date plenty of people as a youngster. There is nothing wrong with dating variety of girls, or guys as a youngster. Just keep them casual, that way it helps you understand the process better and can help find more of what you need in a partner. You can learn from the dates that didn't go so well, and can also learn to understand the character traits you need. Dating as a youngster should be looked at as more of a training process. Think of it as the minor leagues of relationships. No real need to have a serious boyfriend, or girlfriend when you're young. Even later in life relationships are complicated for adults, they're even more puzzling for youngsters. Most young individuals aren't ready to handle responsibility for others, let alone themselves.

Step 4

Parents, it's okay for your teens to date. They need to learn the process and they're old enough at that age where it shouldn't be something you tell them not to do. Go over the principles of relationships, and explain the heartaches that is involved in them. More important, kids have to learn themselves. It takes one to experience, to begin to see for themselves. Array

Tips & Warnings



Nov 25, 2009 12:37pm
Great tips on teen dating, dating, teenagers and relationships in teens.
Nov 25, 2009 10:38pm
Being a parent, I am SCARED TO DEATH about my kid's dating. Times have really changed and I'm not that old. Look at all the drugs on the streets. Look at the way that kids are brought up these days. It is scarry out there now....

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