Dating in your teens has now become a very big norm. Normally people would start dating in their 20s some if distracted long enough start dating in their thirties. It has become so normalised for kids in high school and young teenagers to be in full-on serious relationships. Most of the time it’s the parents who are completely okay with this relationship. Whatever the reason may be that you are looking to start dating in your teens here is some advice to start.
How to start dating in your teens?
Dating differs by age. Starting to date in your 40s will be very different from starting to date in your teenage years. The difference is the level of responsibility, the mindsets and their perspectives at the age. Whatever you are prioritising at the time is most likely what your partner is also prioritising. At 40-years old, you are prioritising settling down and trying out different things such as travelling or food but life is at a go slow. When you’re in your teens you are focused on school and figuring out the next step for college. The same goes for the person you’re dating. How you approach the situation will likely be the same you are looking for the person that’s looking for what you’re looking for. here are a few tips on starting to date in your teens:
Have a type
Having a type in your early ages might be a bit odd. but if you are in your mid-to-late teens you can sort of grasp what you are into and what you’re attracted to. Of course, at this age, it does not have to be sexually motivated but it can simply be why you enjoy looking at most. having a type will narrow it down for you as to what you want to experience. As you go you can change it up and adjust to what you want. Remember that having a type is not always physical, it’s not about being with the tallest person but it can also be about how a person carries themselves.
Have some guidance
It’s very important that when you’re dating as a teenager you have some guidance in your relationship. Guidance is better served when it’s from all those who are looking out for you. Of course, at teenage age, it may not seem that way and it may seem as though they want to take away what makes you happy do pending on her relationship with your parents. This guidance can also come from older siblings, aunt uncles, whichever elder you trust the best and can communicate best with. They will help you to navigate your relationship to what is healthy and what’s not healthy and to help set boundaries in your relationship. There is no reason to have so much pressure and a serious sexual relationship as a teenager.
This will probably be the hardest thing to grasp as a teenager. as a teenager, everything is on autopilot and you’re just navigating through life how it comes. All you know are your friends that you play games with and homework. There is not much pressure that comes with being a teenager that requires you to be intentional. To get into a relationship you have to be intentional about being with the person that you’re with. Everything you do with them and say to them is intentional and requires you to be aware.
There’s no reason to plan marriage and weddings when you’re still a teenager. Make sure to have fun with your relationship and make it fun as best as you can. You can be intentional in wanting to be with your person in the long one but that shouldn’t take away the fun from your relationship. You are only teenagers and there is no need to try to do what adults are doing because you will get the chance to do that one day. And trust me it’s not so fun.
Start dating in your teens
Of course, there is no right time to start dating. Dating in your teens is very much normal now. You must follow your upbringing when it comes to dating at a young age. If it’s something your parents are against or your religion does not approve of it becomes a ‘you’ situation. but don’t conform to peer pressure and boy is your friends doing if you’re not comfortable dating don’t do it. It should be something that comes naturally to you when you meet someone in the general sense that you want to be with this person in the long run. Dating isn’t always necessary but it is good for experience and getting to know someone other than yourself on a deeper level.