"The motivation to be drawn to this person is based on who they are as an individual ... If you're not totally sure about this person, ask yourself if it's worth getting into the relationship.
One very important question you need to ask yourself is whether this person is safe for you to date.
Girls who've set their sights on older guys, beware.
“We know the best way to reach [teenagers] is through these unconventional mediums like You Tube or Kik,” Yesenia Gorbea, a program specialist at campaign partner Futures Without Violence, explained to The Daily Dot.
“We’ve learned through our experience with more conventional advertising campaigns that when you want to reach teenagers, you need to reach them where they are at.”On Kik, users can add “thatsnotcool," and if they message the account, it will walk them through various dating scenarios, letting them identify what is "cool" or "not cool." The campaign's online quiz works on the same sort of principle, posting scenarios and letting users swipe left or right for "not cool" or "cool," respectively. Reaching out to teens online is a great way to make your message more relevant.
"Any time you open yourself to somebody, whether it's emotionally or physically, and then they reject you -- it's going to hurt," Gowen says. Don't base your readiness to date on what your friends are doing. "You have to share some common interests," Gowen says.
Even if it seems like everyone around you has paired off, you want to go out with someone for the right reason -- because you really like that person. You also want to be with someone who will treat you right, she says. One clue is the way they treat their friends, teachers, and parents.Not only that, but they're doing it using the digital platforms teens are familiar with, like You Tube.Although we might think of abusive relationships or intimate partner violence as something that only happens to adults, 1.5 million high school students in the United States are the victims of physical abuse from a dating partner every year.Because being a teenager doesn't somehow mean that abuse is more trivial or unimportant. " Are you ready to handle the pressures of hanging out -- and possibly hooking up -- with someone?Which locale is the perf Spring Break spot for you?