News | Topic: Dating

Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence

Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.

Can Josh Harris Kiss His Book Goodbye?

Twenty years after his dating bestseller, he reconsiders its controversial arguments.

Read the article and listen to the podcast from Christianity Today here.

Teen Girls Suffer From Digital Dating Abuse

Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara have found teens experience digital dating abuse at similar rates, but girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses.

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Teens Invent ‘Smart Straw’ To Combat Date Rape

Three teenagers have developed a “Smart Straw,” which detects common date rape drugs in drinks. Read the article here.

Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It’s often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak. So should we talk about it in schools?

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Abuse Among Dating Teens Is Tough To Detect, Adults Warned

Teenage abuse and assault victims tend to be less likely than adults to ask for help, said Annette Scott, director of advocacy at S.A.F.E House in Henderson. Read the article here.

The Trends Redefining Romance Today

Modern day romance is a fluid beast, and the expectations and demands of a rapidly changing culture have transformed the landscape of love. To examine those shifts, this article draws from a number of Barna studies and demographic data, including many from Barna Trends, and takes a peek at the changing dynamics of marriage and singleness, the trends toward premarital cohabitation, the impact of online dating and the possibilities of finding love at work.

Read the research from Barna here.

Let’s Kiss Dating Hello

A sociologist reveals her research about ‘ring by spring’ culture on a Christian college campus for Christianity Today. Read the article here.

Now Teenagers Have Their Own Version of Tinder

Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over. An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19.

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Teens Could Face Ten Years in Prison Under Proposed Dating-Violence Bill

Teen advocates in South Carolina say teens are not well protected from dating violence under the current law, and a new bill would require schools to address dating violence in sex ed class and would make dating violence a felony.

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How to Tell if Your Teen Daughter’s Relationship is Unhealthy

Warning signs of emotional and verbal abuse are not always as clear as signs of physical abuse. Here’s how to tell if your daughter may be in an unsafe situation.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and a great opportunity to talk to your kids about this important topic that impacts 1 in 3 U.S. teens.

Read the article and get the statistics here.

30 College Students on Dating and Hooking Up in College

Teen Vogue interviewed several college students about their take on the hook up culture, relationships, and what it means to explore their sexuality in college.

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The Sex Lives of College Students: Heirs To The Sexual Revolution

Feminists and frat boys, asexuals, groupies, and that quiet kid who sits in the front row. A weeklong survey of what it means to be young and in lust (or asexual or aromantic) in 2015.

Read the full story here.

“Sexting Is The New Flirting” As Teens Turn to Secretive Apps

From the article: “Teens today have turned to technology more than ever before, living and interacting with each other through apps on their phones. So it’s no surprise they took their flirting online using photo vault apps to sext and send scandalous pictures below the radar.”

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Teen Sex Linked to Dating Violence

A study of physical violence by sociologists at Bowling Green University identifies sexual intimacy as a key aspect of teen romances that involve violence.

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What Girls Should Demand

Melissa Edgington posts a powerful reminder for girls on her website “Your Mom Has A Blog.” Read the blog post here.

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see. Read the article here.