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Teen dating often gets a bad rap, but there are some advantages.
Teens who learn positive dating habits often carry those skills into adulthood, making it easier to develop healthy, long-lasting relationships.
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It was a tad bit of overkill in the accept-me-as-I-am department, and it was disastrous for any kind of relationship growth, not to mention personal growth.
When a relationship develops too quickly (often because we jump into bed too soon), partners can be "in love with love", and stand a higher chance of burning the relationship out. Consciously or not, we often have a pattern of picking the same type of person as a partner.Young teenagers may not be mature enough to handle the responsibility, but older teens often learn valuable life skills during the dating process.Even though some teen dating relationships end in disaster and reputations are damaged in the process, respectful teen dating habits lead to healthy relationships.Life has an uncanny way of showing us what we need, regardless of whether we're paying attention or not.From an early age, we learn patterns of behaviour by trial and error, by our personal perceptions of our unique situation, and by watching and imitating the adults in our lives.