2Contents How old are young people when they start dating? Who do young people usually date?How do teenagers choose their dates?Where do young people go on dates?How mach does it cost to go on a date? Who is supposed to pay for entertainment when dating?Views of datesDating in the 1970s…Dating in the 1990s…The statements
3How old are young people when they start dating? Young people often start meeting someone of the opposite sex around the age of 14. They do not need an older person to go with them. Teenagers generally date people of their own age, although girls sometimes date boys two or three years older than they are.
4Who do young people usually date? Either a girl or a boy can invite someone on a date. It does not mean that they date regularly only one person. They may go out with one person one week and someone else the next one. Most teenagers go on dates with even date several friends at the same time. Sometimes two couples go together.
5How do teenagers choose their dates? Parents very rarely choose dates for their children. Young people usually meet and choose their own dates. Sometimes, however, someone arranges a date for two people who do not know each other.
6Where do young people go on dates? Boys and girls go to parties together. They go on dates to the cinema, dances, roller skating, etc. A boy often goes to pick up his date at her home. Girls may invite boys to parties or other social events. Hand holding and light kissing in public are common. Anything more then light kissing is not generally approved of in public.
7How much does it cost to go on a date How much does it cost to go on a date? Who is supposed to pay for entertainment when dating?Dating is often very expensive. Today, even the simplest date can cost over $ A couple on a date may go to the movies and have a snack afterwards. Movies now cost $3.00-$5.00 per person, and a snack can easily cost more than $ The boy and girl often share expensive. Sometimes. However, one person pays for both people.
8Views of dates:Double dates;Blind dates;Go steady;Go Dutch.
9Dating in the 1970s……was very structured. The dating rules were firmly established. Boys and girls usually began dating in high school. Of course, they need their parents’ permission. Many teenagers were even chaperoned. The boy met his date’s parents and talked with them for a little while. Then, the young couple usually left for a movie, and a soda and snack, which the boy paid for. The young people observed curfews and said goodnight at the front door.
10Dating in the 1990s……is far more casual. Children begin dating in junior high school, and many youngsters have steady girlfriends or boyfriends. The younger couples may be escorted by their parents, but as soon as they are in high school, couples rebel at the idea of being chaperoned. Dutch treat dating is acceptable and because of the teens’ limited finances, it occurs quite frequently. Girls calls boys and ask for dates. Curfews are observed only in a few families. Today, teenagers have more independence in all aspects of dating.
11The statements: LOVE keeps you lively when others are down. LOVE makes you daydream make things seem alright.LOVE keeps you warm on a cold winter’s night.LOVE makes you happy and goes to your head.LOVE never ends.LOVE seems for ever.LOVE keeps you smiling no trace of a frown.LOVE is a wonderful thing though it’s sad.