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Teenage Relationships.
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Recently now that I am nearing the age of 17 and my parents are still saying no dating until I finish college, though I break that rule anyways, I'd like to know what you think of teenage relationships.

Are they OK?
What are the pros and cons?
More importantly just write why you think it teenage relationships are good or bad.


Personally I think that teenage relationships are extremely beneficial to a teenagers life. Not only does a significant other help one vent and go through the (Insert Expletive) that life throws at you, but that significant other can help one grow more mature, responsible and much more experienced. I am speaking from experience when I say this because of the 3 relationships I've had this is how it has been.

Now according to my parents who are very much traditionally Asian (Vietnamese) they say that teenage relationships are very bad. It leads to a drop in grades according to them as one will spend more time on said significant other than school. They say it will also lead to bad behavior, and unwanted pregnancies but what makes me very frustrated is that they say that LOVE does not exist at an age younger than 25.

I on the other believe that LOVE can exist at whatever age as long as both people in the relationship are mature enough and have that special feeling/link that mere words cannot describe.

So I'd like to know whats your take on Teenage Relationships.
Posted 8/10/10
I was in one recently, 2 years of lies and drama. I remember all the promises and "I love you"s. In the end the love just faded and died. Forever lasted 734 days for me. Some people last depending on how much they want the relationship to last, others just fall apart over time. It's just how things are.


Lol I'm Vietnamese too. My mom is overly cautious about love.
Mom: "Don't fall in love, you never know when they're doing to turn bad on you."
Me: "But, what if they don't?"
Mom: "They do, deal with it and cook some rice when you get home."

Yeah, and that's how it goes.


Posted 8/10/10 , edited 8/10/10
just go with the flow in the relationship n have fun... just don't do anything tht's stupid like unprotected sex or anything ( u gotta have a knife... you never know) lol jk but yeah... having a relationship will make you learn how to manage to things but if you can't handle it, then i can tell you it will go down in a spiral so it's better to know tht u can handle any sort of "unforseen" tragedy n such

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I think teenage relationships are beneficial, provided you don't take them too seriously. Most of us learn the basics of dating in our teenage years, and teen dating allows us to experience different situations that could come up later on when we're actually looking for a stable partner. Enjoy teen dating, just don't take it too seriously. It's not meant to last, just a way to learn some dos and don'ts of dating.
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touchzanaflexpens wrote:

I think teenage relationships are beneficial, provided you don't take them too seriously. Most of us learn the basics of dating in our teenage years, and teen dating allows us to experience different situations that could come up later on when we're actually looking for a stable partner. Enjoy teen dating, just don't take it too seriously. It's not meant to last, just a way to learn some dos and don'ts of dating.


Agree. In general that's how teen relationship goes
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From experience with my boyfriend, i have to say that these 2 years with him (currently still with him) have been the happiest and most regretful years of my life so far.
Like you said, some Pros could be the experience of love and dating we need to learn around this age, and the cons are that they arent serious and could end rather quickly, because we are pretty much curious little kids, and when we see something bad happen we want to avoid it as soon as possible (only few actually stand up and go through it, those are the rare guys/girls you want).
but when people mature (usually after college ) they become more serious and even have sex and marry, because at that age it is acceptable when being a teenager you have worries like parents and unwanted pregnancies.

All I'm saying is that i think teenage relationships are good, but they just are serious, parents are just looking out for you because they probbaly dont want you to have a child too soon or suffer from a heartbreak which might change who you are. So it depends if you and your partner are serious. (Because my partner for one is very serious about being with me, when i am being cautious)
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I think teenage relationships are just part of growing up. My parents aren't very strict, but they told me and my sister not to date until we're out of school as well. But they found out that my sister had a boyfriend and they didn't mind at all. They were actually proud that she did lol. I, on the other hand, never told them about my relationships.

The few relationships I've had so far were really just friends with benefits. We weren't serious, but it's not like we were together just for the heck of it. Even after we broke up I still remained friends with them easily. I don't believe I know what true love is yet, so I can't really take dating seriously until I finally figure it out. Teenage relationships to me are casual. It's good to gain experience for the years ahead.
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Well the relationship I'm having with my current girlfriend which is the 3rd in my whole short 17 years of life is going pretty well. We ran into some problems but we worked through them together because I don't think a good relationship should go to waste just because of a few problems. And I am serious about this relationship I want it to last because I feel that she is the perfect person for me, were both crazy, random, nerdy weirdos together and I don't want that to end.

But on a side note, my parents don't know yet but hers does.
Her parents are cool with it
My parents on the other hand, the last time I told them about a girlfriend they exploded.
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Well the relationship I'm having with my current girlfriend which is the 3rd in my whole short 17 years of life is going pretty well. We ran into some problems but we worked through them together because I don't think a good relationship should go to waste just because of a few problems. And I am serious about this relationship I want it to last because I feel that she is the perfect person for me, were both crazy, random, nerdy weirdos together and I don't want that to end.

But on a side note, my parents don't know yet but hers does.
Her parents are cool with it
My parents on the other hand, the last time I told them about a girlfriend they exploded.


you're 17 and have dated 3 people? I tend to think people my age or younger really don't know the meaning of a relationship, we're to naive and young to understand what we really want and... We truly are not done growing and learning at such young ages (scientifically proven)
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I do think it had it's pros and cons
cuz i haven't been into a relationship at all...mainly cause i had a shy personality...n my parents are strict.... and now in my 20s, i feel so confused as to what is meant to have a relationship or what is meant to love some1....(ps. lol any1 care to tell me? xDD)
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Hahaha they only say that cus they care about you.. buht of course teenagers are doodoo heads and doesnt listen and do what they want.. some turns out great and some tursn out miserable boohoo.
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Date and gain more experience. That way when you're older you'll be able to know what kind of person you are into and would last long with. Teenage relationships don't mean nothing. They don't last. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't date until you're older. Date well you're young and see what you're comfortable with and what type of person you're really into.
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vietboy101593 wrote:

Now according to my parents who are very much traditionally Asian (Vietnamese) they say that teenage relationships are very bad. It leads to a drop in grades according to them as one will spend more time on said significant other than school. They say it will also lead to bad behavior, and unwanted pregnancies but what makes me very frustrated is that they say that LOVE does not exist at an age younger than 25.

So I'd like to know whats your take on Teenage Relationships.


I agree, with what your parents said.
Im not going to go in detail, since it's not my business to say,
but my brother since he was 14, now nearly 17 he has had about 5 so called 'girlfriends'.
That have played apart in ruining his education & the relationship he has with our parents.

Edit:
It don't mean I don't approve of teenage relationship,
one of my friend has been with her boyfriend since she was 15,
now they are in university & still very much in love.




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hahahahahhaahhaa this reminds me of this girl who "ARRANGED" her 2 friends and these 3 dudes to be in a relationship
I LAUGHED MY A$$ OFF
anyways lasted - 5 hours
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and uhhh reason why i said this is that they were in elementary school SOOO do ya get where i'm coming from?
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