Surveillance Summaries: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2013 (pdf, 172 pages). “Prevalence of Partner Violence in Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents.” Journal of Adolescent Health 35 (August 2004): 124-131.Estimates of teen dating violence prevalence vary widely, because studies define and measure violence differently over different periods of time for different populations.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
Dating customs have changed since you were a teenager.
The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.
—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
Young men frequently fib about their sexual experience, whereas young women tend to be more truthful.