News | Topic: Dating

Josh Harris Is Kissing ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Goodbye

Harris has released a statement apologizing for I Kissed Dating Goodbye and announcing that he will be discontinuing its publication. Read the article here.

Tinder Is Rolling Out A College-Only Service, Tinder U

The functionality is exactly the same as regular Tinder, although the UI looks slightly different: a badge depicting users’ universities will be displayed on their main profile image. Read the article here.

Love and Texts: Seduction in the Digital Age

Financial Times shares an insightful post about texting, online communication and the way it is used in dating relationships. Read the full article here.

Yes Means Yes: New Apps Formalize Sexual Consent

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, young people have more concerns over sexual consent than ever. New apps aim to quell some of those concerns by recording consent from each party before they engage in intimate activity. Read the article here.

What You Should Tell Your Kids About Dating Violence

Dr. Gregory Ramey shares helpful tips on talking with your kids about dating violence, and points to the necessity of having this conversation. Read the full article here.

Dating Is Getting Even More Complicated – Here Are 5 More Terms You Need To Know In 2018

If you thought the world of ghosting, stashing, and sidebarring was bad, things are about to get worse. Read the article here.

Dating Violence

In recent years, awareness of teen dating violence has increased markedly. Sadly, dating violence has become a pervasive adolescent issue. Read this blog post from Homeword’s Jim Burns here.

Parents’ Alcohol Problems May Up Risk Of Teen Dating Violence

A new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions in New York finds that having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers. Read the article here.

More Education Is Needed To Help Teens And Young Adults Stand Up To A New Epidemic: Digital Dating Abuse

Mary Kay’s annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey reveals more than 80 percent of young people need more information to talk to friends about abuse. Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here.

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?

Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here.