News | Topic: Dating

PSA: Scrunchies Are The Tween Version Of The ‘Bachelorette’ Rose

Not only are the “retro” hair ties back in style, but girls are giving them to guys they think are cute, and they’re turning up in household dryers all over the land. Read the article here.

Teens Who Don’t Date May Be More Well-Adjusted And Less Depressed

When it comes to teen dating, a new study found that students not in a romantic relationship had stronger social skills and were less depressed than their peers. Read the article here.

Many Teen Girls Pressured By Partners To Get Pregnant

Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Read the article here.

For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal

A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.

Tinder Dating Among Teens: When Swipe-Right Culture Goes To High School

The massively popular dating app claims to block underage users. The only workaround? Lying. And everyone is doing it. Read the article here.

Tinder And Seven Other Dating Apps Teens Are Using

When you ask a couple how they met, it’s pretty common for them to answer, “On the Internet”. So, it’s no surprise that online dating has trickled down to teens. Read the article here.

Teens’ Same-Gender Friendships Key To Later Satisfaction In Romantic Relationships

At age 13, adolescents’ abilities to establish positive expectations of relationships with their peers and to be appropriately assertive with peers were the best predictors of future romantic satisfaction. Read the article here.

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.