News | Topic: Relationships

1 In 5 Teenagers Change Their Sexual Orientation During Adolescence – With Girls Nearly 3x As LIkely To Be Sexually ‘Fluid’ As Boys

Teens are ‘nuanced and dynamic’ in how they identify and experience sexuality. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

How To Confront Children Using Pornography

Christian Family University shares some helpful tips in regards to confronting children who are struggling with pornography. Read the full 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.

12 Ways Pornography Just Doesn’t Show Enough

This article from The Federalist states, “Pornography doesn’t go far enough to promote genuine love, which we can see primarily in three areas: conjugal love, relationships, and privacy.” Read the full 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.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Online Pornography Warping Adolescent Brains

Addiction, unhealthy relationships and rising levels of sexual abuse in youth is the reality of easy access to pornographic material. Read the full article here.

Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

Shifting gender roles and expectations, the delay of marriage, and a secularizing culture are leading more American adults to believe that moving in together before tying the knot is a good idea. Read the research from Barna here.

Websites Connect College Students With ‘Sugar Daddies’ Willing To Pay The Bills

Some students say it allows them to get education without the crushing debt, critics say the arrangements smack of prostitution and could be unsafe, others argue that it takes advantage of women in vulnerable situations.

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