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Moving around, sometimes for hours at a time, with a large group of peers is one of the typical activities of adolescents, especially younger ones. It is at this stage that the community spaces of the city play an important role, since, especially those located in the central areas, they become habitual destinations for trips with friends. On the one hand the need for autonomy implies a new way of using public spaces in free time, more active than in childhood; on the other hand, full independence in travel has not yet been achieved and, above all, until the driving license for the car has been obtained, the use of many places is generally limited to the city of residence and does not yet include night entertainment venues. For this reason, public outdoor spaces and closed places of the private initiative such as fast food, shopping centers, pizzerias, ice cream parlors are very popular with teenagers, especially the younger ones. The way in which teenagers take advantage of the spaces in their free time is usually disconnected from the actual use of these places, but the quality of leisure time decisively affects the offer on the territory.
Love couples who resolve conflicts are happier and the relationship lasts longer. But it does not seem to apply to teenage love. In a new psychological study, Dutch researchers show that it does not have any significance for future relationships on how to deal with problems in young years.
The authors have studied 80 heterosexual couples, 13-19 years, for several years, how they deal with feelings about different opinions, jealousy, lies and dating others. The result shows that the probability of a pair breaking up was independent of how well or badly they handled or solved disagreements. Although the teenagers managed to resolve the conflict, nothing is said that they are more likely to keep together over time. Contrary to what scientists believed.
The explanation may be that teenage love is seen as something temporary, more fun leisure activity than a lifelong engagement. Therefore, it is not so important to become friends with their former.
In recent years the use of sites and apps for romantic meetings and not only has seen exponential growth. This is undoubtedly an obvious sign of the times in which more and more social interactions have moved online, but the migration from real life to virtual life has not necessarily made things easier. Indeed, to successfully use these services, strategies are needed, and they are a bit different from those of real life, and for many teens, the stress of adaptation to the new medium is a source of considerable frustration.
One of the first problems is that the offer in the sector is very rich, that is to say, that there are countless dating sites and related apps, and the difference between one and the other is often not clear. Yet there are differences, and the solitary heart that wants to launch in the search for a little company arises the very first problem of addressing a service that is commensurate with their desires. Some dating sites, in fact, are aimed at an audience looking for lighter and casual dating, while others take seriously the mission of helping people find the soul mate, the companion for life. Being under 20, I will not end up on a site designed for things serious as a heart attack.
Not only that: to a greater or lesser extent, to access all the services offered by a dating site it is often necessary to pay and the level of free accessibility varies from network to network. Some services, in fact, allow users to easily interact with each other even without being forced to pay, others limit the possibilities of communication and interaction only to paying users. The price strategies, then, can in some cases be in favor of women: a chronic problem of these services is, in fact, the great imbalance of the members, who are overwhelmingly men and women in the minority. To try to maintain a balance, therefore, some sites try to attract more female population by offering women discounts on subscriptions.
Many pieces of research show that preadolescence, a phase that precedes adolescence proper, is marked by the broad participation in associationism, sport and organized activities in general, and by a reduced autonomy in travel. The tendency to aggregate with peers generally influences the use of free time, the time to return home and the type of spaces frequented: the exits with small groups of friends become more frequent and prolonged, and the center of gravitation of leisure time moves from the area or from the residential area to the central urban areas.
If this is not your way of meeting new peeps for whatever reason, dating sites is a thing. Normally a teenager dating site, free or not, limit the registration of users with less than 25 years (at most), although, in my opinion, adolescence is more between 12 and 15 years.
This is a very young audience, which does not necessarily see the game the same way as us adults. Teen dating sites are therefore oriented more towards virtual friendships. Most of these sites are free, this is understandable because after all, they are not employed and parents are paying, although this can be deducted from their pocket money.
However, we have yet to find a couple of sites that offer paid options, and often taken from the Internet bill, so it’s easier for the guys to sign up, without permission. After tools and interface, it is clearly a normal dating site, and we find the same things, perhaps with a slightly more fun and less serious look.
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