Schoolwork, peer-pressure, puberty, parental expectations and add to that dating routines. Growing up is definitely not an easy task. Teenagers new to the dating scenario may be confused about what is expected out of them. Here are a few useful dating tips for teenagers.
1.Get to know the person
Attracted to someone? It’s always advisable to learn about each other’s likes, dislikes, interests and feelings. Getting to know the person will help you decide whether or not the two of you are compatible with each other. Being good friends before dating might just help the relationship kick start to a great beginning.
2. Ask for a date in person
Avoid asking someone out on a date over the phone or on text message. Asking face-to-face adds a personal touch and you can gauge by the body language whether or not he/she is enthusiastic about the idea of going out together.
3.Spend quality time together
Make sure you take your date to a place where you can spend quality time together. Lunch, movie or a coffee date perhaps? Find out what he/she prefers and plan accordingly. Also, remember to dress appropriately depending upon place you choose to go.
4.Be clear about sexual activity
Most teenagers are confused as to how to deal with situations that involve sexual tension. It is essential to understand that one must not rush into it. Sexual activity must be shared between two individuals who love each other. If you find yourself confused about this, talk to a teacher, parent or mentor to help you deal with it.
5.Be who you are
Remember to be yourself. Do not try to be someone or something you are not, just to impress your date, because sooner or later he/she will find out. In order to have a safe, transparent and genuine relationship, be honest about your past and present life.
If you like something about your date, compliment them. It could be a quality, an outfit or even a gesture. Try to discover what interests them rather than keep talking about what interests you. When you honestly appreciate others it puts you in positive light as well.
P.S: Always smile and be polite.