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Non-Dating is Good for Teens

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

Dating is considered an important way for youngsters to discover themselves, to develop social skills, and experience emotions. But new research from the University of Georgia destroys the myth that adolescents who don’t date are somehow maladjusted. The research finds that abstinence from dating is equally beneficial, or better for teens.

A group of adolescents in Northeast Georgia was followed from the 6th grade to the 12th. Each spring, students indicated whether they had dated, and reported on a number of social and emotional factors [like positive relationships with friends, relatives, colleagues] and symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation. Teachers completed questionnaires rating each of their behavior in these areas, including social and leadership skills.

The scores of self-reported good relationships with friends, at home, and at school were the same among the dating and non-dating groups. But teachers rated the latter significantly higher for social and leadership skills. In significant contrast to their counterparts, students who didn’t date were also less likely to be depressed. More so, the proportion of students claiming to be sad or without hope was much lower within this group.

The authors conclude that non-dating students pursue a healthy path of personal growth, and call for health promotion interventions at schools and elsewhere to include non-dating as one healthy [normal] choice for kids to take. This research is definitely a breath of fresh air and completely at odds with the cultural degeneracy promoted in mainstream outlets and on social media, whose aim is to hypersexualize the population, especially children, and destroy social cohesion.

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Biff Einstein
Biff Einstein

re: “the cultural degeneracy promoted in mainstream outlets and on social media, whose aim is to hypersexualize the population, especially children, and destroy social cohesion.” What nonsense. This statement is put forth with absolutely no foundation established in the cited study. It is the author’s personal opinion that he fails to back up with even a shred of hard evidence.He uses the study to counter a straw man. Indeed, the study itself is fairly narrow in what it addresses. It acknowledges at the outset that “Dating experiences vary in intensity, length and type, thus the exact prevalence of dating during… Read more »

Acadia Leone
Acadia Leone

So you’re saying that children are more prone to lying than adults? Do you think that sex-based and relation studies on adults use mind-reading equipment? The article ends with an opinion, and if you think this opinion is based on nothing, you’re living in an echo chamber. Just look at the entire history in the West in the last 50 years or so, especially in the present. You have an opioid crisis, a porn-addiction crisis, you have the normalization of mental illness [the idea that XY chromosome people can become pregnant]. God, this is one of the stupidest comments I’ve… Read more »

Ellie Donald
Ellie Donald

Guess all those SJW gays and paedos in that bar and on social media saying how hot that gay kid was who danced in a strip club is a ok, right? Good to know what progressive means nowadays = total regression.


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