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How Facebook Changes Teen Dating

Think Christianly: How Facebook Changes Teen Dating

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How Facebook Changes Teen Dating

Flirting, dating, breaking up, getting back together, and how quickly people find out about all of the above happens much faster than it used to thanks to social media and facebook. Here are some interesting observations from a recent study:

Seventeen Magazine recently conducted a study amongst their readers. The results, I think are very interesting to our parent readers. The study polled 10,000 guys and girls ages 16 to 21.

Here is how the romance process on Facebook goes:

1. Adding a new crush as a friend = 1 week after meeting (79% of teens)

2. Stalking their new crush’s profile = Once per day after adding them as a friend (60% of people, but 40% check in on their crush several times a day).

3. Deciding to date = 43% of girls would decide not to date someone based on their Facebook profile, compared to 33% of guys.

4. Deciding to announce their new gf/bf = 17% of guys don’t share their status, compared to 12% of girls. (50% of girls get a kick out of the status change — one-third of guys agree; 24% of guys find it unnecessary, compared to 17% of girls.)

Want to know a great verse on dating?

"He who walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm."--Proverbs 13:20

If this is true in the friends we choose, how much more so in those that people choose to date? Choose wisely.

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