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All intel about crush is relayed via group text message. Methodically flip to every black-and-white photo of him. 2016: At lunch, your friend texts hottie’s contact info to you. You can’t wait to take a pic of him and add it to his contact profile so his gorgeous face pops up every time he calls. You have no way of knowing whether or not he called unless everyone stays off the phone and you never leave the house. 2016: At home, hottie texts you before his baseball practice and arranges to Face Time later that night. You smooth down your culottes, adjust your poncho and apply more Cherry Lip Smacker. Your mom embarrasses you by enthusiastically waving from the doorway. 1980: You have no idea whether 2016: Your friends are with you on the date. You can’t wait to go home and track how many favorites the picture gets over the next 24 hours. Teen dating may have changed over the last few decades but having your friends as wingmen has, apparently, survived the times.
This is the first North American study to compare statistics for boys and girls and the first Canadian study to consider teen dating violence over the course of a decade.
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives.