Teenage dating and more
New analyses of 40 years of data (1976-2016) show that the percentage of 12th graders who have ever gone on a date has never been lower.
A quarter century of data on teenage sex (1990-2016) indicate that the percentage of students in the 9th through 12th grades who have ever had sex has also reached a low point.
She says that teens she knows often meet online by contacting each other through Facebook and by commenting on each other’s Twitter feeds and Instagram photos. If that person “likes” you back, it’s time for a digital chat.
The fall formal dance was just a week away and I was hoping a boy I liked would ask me to go with him.
There was no way I could leave the room: What if he called and I wasn’t there to answer the phone? Dorm rooms didn’t come with answering machines and the development of voice mail was light years away.
Having sex went from being the majority experience for high school students (54 percent of 9th to 12th graders in 1991) to the minority experience (41 percent in 2015)." The decline in these behaviors, and other activities the authors describe as typically associated with adulthood, was not specific to particular demographic groups.
It occurred for “boys and girls, Whites and Blacks, lower SES and higher SES adolescents, in all four regions of the United States, and in rural, urban, and suburban locations.” Percentage of 12th graders who had ever gone on a date The research on dating among high school seniors was based on more than a half-million 12th graders surveyed between 19.
“Safety has to be first and foremost,” she wrote in a 2013 post.