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.
Just look at the words used to describe affection between two young people: “infatuation,” “crush,” “puppy love.” If it feels like love to the two puppies, isn’t it love?
To reiterate a point made earlier, it wasn’t all that long ago that many couples got married in their teens.
Jared Leto is, crushingly, out of my age range (39), but let’s be honest.
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The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.
However, you might not recognize it as dating per se.The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and girls to socialize as part of a group.They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.In other words, I think I need to expand my age range. Obviously I’m not advocating using this as a strict guide to whom you can or cannot date. ”) or logic, but I do know plenty of couples who are happy and way out of the age range. But if you really have no idea how old or young you should be dating, this silly formula can actually be eye opening. Because the idea of dating someone in their teens makes me uncomfortable, I’m gonna go ahead and round that up to an even 20, which seems…