Teen boy dating
” Catherine: “OK.” The two Toronto-area teens have been going out since last April, although rarely on their own.In their group of eight friends, the four boys and four girls are paired off into couples, but prefer to spend their time all together, sitting around and talking at one another’s houses, grabbing something to eat, going to a movie. “We just feel better when we’re together,” Catherine explains.
With traditional one-to-one relationships, Connolly says, things tend to escalate much more quickly, simply because the couple is spending a lot of time alone.
But, she adds reassuringly, many of these youthful relationships, sustained largely by rumour and reputation, will have dissolved within days or weeks.
Regardless, there are still many, many kids who haven’t the slightest interest in going out.
Eleven-year-old Charles, a bright, sociable, engaging sixth-grader in the Toronto area, was shocked to hear last spring that a buddy’s school in a nearby town would be hosting a grade-five dance.
“I think that’s just ridiculous,” says Charles, who doesn’t feel ready for that kind of intimacy with girls.