They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.Don’t confuse group dating with double-dating or triple-dating.Here is how 14-year-old Catherine started going out with the guy who is now her boyfriend.At recess one day, her best friend yelled over to the unsuspecting boy, “Catherine wants to snog!
”Studies show that teenagers crave intimacy and adolescents are beginning to date at earlier ages.
“At this age we’re always fighting with our parents, so we need to feel we’re loved.” She’s quick to add that while she and her boyfriend love each other, they’re not . ” This is the new world of teen dating, and it can be almost unrecognizable to many parents.
Long gone is the tradition where a boy phones a girl on Tuesday to ask her out for Saturday, picks her up at her house, meets the parents, pays for dinner and a show, and sees her home.
By Julie Baumgardner A young mom was talking with her 8-year-old daughter about her day at school when the daughter revealed she had a boyfriend.
Mom, in her infinite wisdom said, “You are really too young to have a boyfriend.