Middle school dating too young
Just look at the words used to describe affection between two young people: “infatuation,” “crush,” “puppy love.” If it feels like love to the two puppies, isn’t it love?To reiterate a point made earlier, it wasn’t all that long ago that many couples got married in their teens.
“The number-one benefit is safety,” says the father of two grown children.
Still, when an adult relationship ends badly, at least the wounded party knows from having weathered other disappointments that the all-too-familiar hollow feeling and veil of depression will inevitably lift.
Teenagers haven’t yet learned how resilient the heart is.
The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.
However, you might not recognize it as dating per se.