There is no doubt that many teens are scouring the internet looking for the same thing that their older counterparts are – love. Plugging in the term “dating tips for teens”, one would assume would yield thousands of results. What the results are based on is a parents guide and advice for the parents of teens.
There is a lack of true guides and dating tips that are actually aimed at teens but never fear, now you have found one and here are a few tips that can help you with your online dating relationship.
1. Online Teen Dating Sites
There are hundreds of online dating sites, but most are geared for adults. That does not mean that teens do not sometimes tell stories about their ages, but it generally does not do them a whole lot of good. What you have to realize is that being honest even though your not 18 is the best way to go.
Think about it this way if you list on your profile that you are older than 18 (even if you look older) what is going happen when the person finds that you are not the correct age?
Not only will you lose your relationship you could also get the individual into legal trouble and also get kicked off the dating site. So is a few weeks worth of lying about your age really worth it? Anyway you want to look for someone that is closer to your age and there are sites designed for teens only.
2. Because they say it is so
As you know from everyone telling you over and over life experience is not on your side. While that is not what you want to hear it is true and you must keep it in mind. One of the leading issues that you must learn that others have learned through hard experience is that just because someone says something on their profile doesn’t always make it so. Always look at profiles skeptically because they may not be telling the entire truth. It may be their age, weight, looks, career or something else that is different from the truth. So when you’re talking to someone that you believe is 17 years of age they could actually be 40 years old.
Sometimes people claim that they are in different geographical areas because they are leery of others knowing their exact location for safety reasons. This is understandable, but after you have been speaking with someone for a while you should not be finding discrepancies in their stories consistently. Always remember – safety first!
3. Where to go
Stay with the teen dating sites, there are several of them and a little research will help you find even more. For space reasons only a few of the teen communities sites will be discussed. Of course there are sites such as my space.com that have grown tremendously in popularity in the past three years. This is a free site and individuals can build a profile that hundreds of friends can join. This site is not only here for teens, but adults as well so be careful of who you are talking with. Remember that just because someone says something does not always make it true. There are signs that are geared for teens only that are recommended over my space for this reason.
At E spin the bottle they are dedicated to the online meeting of teens. With an estimated four million person membership there are plenty of people to choose from. Members are allowed to post pictures as well as information in their profile that tells others about them, their hobbies, and other personality information. There are other things on the site such as fun quizzes/tidbits and others ways of having a good time. Granted this is not educational information, but it is meant to be just for fun.
Teens spot is another site dedicated to teens that offer a variety of things to do. They have a large membership and have built a very popular site, and have great chat boards and other communication with teens from around the world. This site offers further teen dating tips as well.
Remember, the whole dating experience should be an enjoyable one so keep safety in mind and try out a few of the sites and tips mentioned above and have fun.