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Teenage Dating Advice

Sometimes Parents’ Teenage Dating Advice Isn’t That Bad

It’s different when teenagers date than when adults date, which should be obvious. Teenagers have distinct time and money constrictions most of the time, and there’s some pressure that teenagers feel that adults do not. Parent shave more than enough teenage dating advice to hand out, but often touching on some subjects is difficult for them and they come off as being mean or heavy handed. They’re not trying to be strict or a pain, just it’s difficult for most parents to cope with their children growing up.

1. It may not be cool to do so, but try to get home when you parents ask you to: This is tough to follow because you could be having a lot of fun with your girlfriend of boyfriend, but it’s better to just listen to your parents on this one. Either you’re going to make them be more tough on you or you’re going to get into a situation you can’t get out of.

2. Trust your own judgment: It’s hard to speak for yourself when you’re trying to impress the person you’re going out with, but there are some times when you need to take a stand. If you’re asked to do something you’re not comfortable with, the best answer is probably just to walk away. I’m not going to say “Don’t do something your parents wouldn’t do.” because there are a lot of things that you do that your parents have grown out of doing. But, there’s no need to jeopardize yourself to make yourself seem cool or to make sure that your girlfriend or boyfriend stays with you.

3. If it’s really love, treat it like it’s love: It’s pretty common for parents to say that you’re too young to love — but there is no minimum age to when you can feel true love. If you’re sure this is it, make sure your girlfriend or boyfriend knows. This is not really conventional teenage dating advice, but one of two things is going to happen: They are either going to return the feeling or they’re going to treat you differently. If they treat you differently, let them go. It’s not worth it. If they say they love you too, that’s fantastic! But don’t go and get eloped or something. Be together and treasure it, you’re a lot more lucky than a lot of people out there.

You may feel like an adult when you’re dating somebody, but the sad truth is that you’re not. Usually the teenage dating advice you get from your parents is good advice, it’s just hard to see it right now. Don’t let the person you’re dating pressure you into anything, but don’t let your parents constrict you too much. Find a happy medium and work with it