A lot of users here have never 'dated', and want to know a lot about information that just becomes repetitive.
For us older members, this can become a bit of a hassel. No, boys don't have cooties.. We don't want to post it in 19 different topics.
Just for starters, here's some dating myths and information I've collected.
The moment you start to actually date, you do not lose your virginity.
Yes, guys are very hormonal and do enjoy taking advantage of girls. But this doesn't mean every guy is going to jump and r@pe you. If you're under 15, chances any guy thinks more of cars, football and lunch than what their doing with chicks on friday night.
You are not dating when you are in 3rd grade. Here are some key terms:
Dating - Supporting another person through physical and emotional actions. A good example would be, your mom and dad dated before they married.
Boyfriend/Girlfriend - Going on dates, kissing, holding hands. 'Going out with someone.' A good example is 2 young teens in 6th grade who go to the cinema on fridays and sit with each other at lunch.
(This was a thread today, it made me think) You CAN get illness from kissing, making out or 'frenching'. Basically, when you share saliva (spit), you're giving someone else germs and so on. Illnesses thrive in these, since it's moist and well.. yucky! You can become ill
with Mono (mononeucloisis), the common cold or a type of Herpes, which IS an STI. Generally in the form of cold sores, the virus can be dormant without cold sores, though.
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Yes, it IS a good idea to carry co*doms on you if you think you're at a high risk for se*ual activity. This way, you are prepared.
If a guy tells you he's 'too big' for a 'normal' co*dom, he's generally lying. A normal con can stretch 14 inches.
You don't have to commit when you enter highschool. You can still just be boyfriend and girlfriend without the emotional, sappy stuff.
There is no need to rush into a relationship- at all.
Unless the guy you like expresses DEEP interest in "The Notebook", he probably doesn't want to watch it twice with you- Try to go do something both of you enjoy. :]
Leaving your mates for a boyfriend/girlfriend is quite honestly, a very very very bad idea.
Dating can be, at one point or another, a big waste of time.
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