Dating in high school is overrated

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Good luck and I hope that I have answered your question without confusing the issue further. I believe part of this "turnover" in partners is due to the constant connection that teenagers have with one another.

Many teens are texting and facebooking with their latest dating interest all day long. This leads to (often unrealistic) feelings of closeness to this person, accelerated sexual interest (partially because their online persona is willing to be more flirtatious than they are in "real" life), and risk-taking behavior.

An Old -Fashioned Mom Dear Old-Fashioned Mom, Take heart in knowing that you are not alone in wondering what is going on with teens and relationships these days.

The answer may or may not make you feel any better depending on how you look at things but at least you'll be in the know.

I do hear about hook-ups and break-ups but am unfamiliar with what "hook-ups" refer to and if they are healthy for our kids.

Please explain what is happening with teen relationships these days.

And the anonymity that the internet provides helps everyone be a lot more freeing, both bold teenagers asking someone they like out or being a bully. Have you considered talking to him about relationships rather than just hoping?

The main fear that I have of this development is IF it is reversible at all - which would be bad in any case.

But it might be that what these teens are afraid of is rejection (or the threat of it) and that by using a timed quid pro quo arrangement they feel they're not risking the depths of a formal relationship.

In my experience with teens, the dating scene changes rapidly and regularly.

I believe part of this "turnover" in partners is due to the constant connection that teenagers have with one another.

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