Teens Not DatingMany people these days think something is wrong with non dating teens. That dating teens learn social skills and grow emotionally. However research from the University of Georgia discovered that not dating is a beneficial way to go for teens, according to an UGA (University of Georgia) Today article by Rebecca Ayer. .

“The majority of teens have had some type of romantic experience by 15 to 17 years of age, or middle adolescence,” said Brooke Douglas, a doctoral student in health promotion at UGA’s College of Public Health and the study’s lead author.

If dating was considered normal and essential for a teen’s individual development and well-being, Ms.Douglas began to wonder what this suggested about adolescents who chose not to date.

“Does this mean that teens that don’t date are maladjusted in some way? That they are social misfits? Few studies had examined the characteristics of youth who do not date during the teenage years, and we decided we wanted to learn more,” she said.