When I ask them about this, they look at me like I have two-heads, roll their eyes, and tell me that dating is not what teens do anymore. I don't even know what the new vocabulary is for teens spending time together.
I just don't understand why my teenage children ages 17 and 18 just don't seem to go on dates.
If this is the case, why aren’t men jumping up and down with excitement when they meet someone they connect with, like we are?
Why aren’t they just as keen as we are to know “where things are going” early on in the relationship? I particularly love your list of what sucks about being single.
Please explain what is happening with teen relationships these days.They convince themselves it is better to just fade away.They reason that vanishing without a trace is better than rejecting someone out right…right? By not addressing the situation, you will often succeed at exactly the thing you want to avoid: hurting someone.Some of the things I hate about being single are (in no particular order): lack of love, affection and emotional support; not having someone to go on vacation with; not having someone to share domestic tasks with; being excluded from social gatherings because I don’t have a partner; not having someone to talk to at home on a day to day basis; having to cope with the financial burden of being single (apartment, bills etc.); not having a regular source of quality sex available.Surely these things apply to men just as much as women?To this day, people still ask me, "Why aren't you dating? I have perfected the art of being alone, but not being lonely.