women and men were to a greater extent free to choose their marriage partners. Thus, a need to get to know potential marriage partners was necessary. (Intorduction)
"Alone is an unnatural state" (Phillips 145)
Teens should be allowed to choose how they conduct their relationships, they know better than anyone else whether or not the are ready. Further more it is part of growing up and learning.
confirmation Research Source
"[dating] is considered part of the normal social, emotional, and physical growth and development process that occurs during young adulthood, as teenagers gain experience with different types of intimate peer relationships" (Teen Dating)
Instead of acting on what they know is right, couples let their feelings carry them away (kissed)
ost people would argue that dating brought Norris nothing but trouble, however by the end of the novel we see that he learns from it. With out this experience he wouldn't have learned that he cant judge people right away and how to own up to his mistakes.
"Depending on the characteristics of the relationship, dating can be a positive and healthy experience for teens... or it can produce negative outcomes"(teen Dating)
Because children stayed in school longer, they also delayed the age of marriage. Even before the twentieth century began, fewer people were marrying for economic reasons or to meet social obligations. (introduction)
As long as teens can be responsible and make choices that are the best for them teen dating can lead to positive outcomes.
we need to use our heads as well as our hearts (kissed)
Weather or not the pros out weigh the cons depends on the teen in question. every person has different needs, expectations and levels of maturity. Thus the best time for some one to begin dating is when they are ready to do so.