Question to ask before dating a girl
One out of every four teens has been verbally, physically, emotionally, or sexually abused by the person they're dating, according to the CDC. Finally, never get so wrapped up in another person that you forget who you are.
ANY TIME someone you're dating demeans you, forces you to do something you don't want to do, or hits you -- get out of that relationship. By dressing sexy to impress your date or acting in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, you lose your sense of self.
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Kris Gowen, Ph D, Ed M, a researcher in sexual and mental health at the Portland State University School of Social Work.
A good rule of thumb is not to date anyone who is more than one grade ahead of you, Choate says.
" Are you ready to handle the pressures of hanging out -- and possibly hooking up -- with someone?
You have met the most amazing person, and you totally NEED to go out with him/her. Do your parents even allow you to go out and "date?
Whatever the reason, your parents might not want you to go out with anyone until you reach a certain age.
Depending on how easygoing or strict your parents are, that age could be as young as 13 or 14, or as old as 18.This is the all-important question, because if your parents say "no," you're not going to get very far.