Dating facts for teenagers
You might not feel ready for this, but you have an important role in guiding and supporting your child through this important developmental stage.
Romantic relationships are a major developmental milestone.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.
Early teenage relationships often involve exploring physical intimacy and sexual feelings.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.