Research + News | Topic: Dating

More Education Is Needed To Help Teens And Young Adults Stand Up To A New Epidemic: Digital Dating Abuse

Mary Kay’s annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey reveals more than 80 percent of young people need more information to talk to friends about abuse. Read the article here.

Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence

Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.

Teen Girls Suffer From Digital Dating Abuse

Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara have found teens experience digital dating abuse at similar rates, but girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses.

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Tinder For Teens? Parents Freaking Out Over New App

Yellow, a new app, is advertised in the app store for kids ages 12 and up. It’s designed to help find new friends on Snapchat and is very similar to the dating app Tinder; with its swipe left, swipe right method. Read the article here.

New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse

According to a new study, 15 percent of sixth-grade students report they have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology. Read the article here.

Now Teenagers Have Their Own Version of Tinder

Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over. An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19.

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Overusing Social Media As An Adolescent May Hurt Your Love Life Later On

Study shows predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys. Read the article here.

Talking About “Sexting”

Kids may “sext” to show off or prove their love. Common Sense Media shares how to discuss the consequences. Read the article here.

Young Adults Drawn To Mobile Love

A new Pew Research Center study found nearly 1 in 5 young adults use mobile dating apps. Read the article here.

These 10 Popular Apps Could Put Teenagers In Serious Danger

There’s plenty of apps on the market teens are using to stay one step ahead of their parents. Read the article here.