Online relationships are an increasing thing within teens in our society. 29% of teenagers are “more than friends” with someone online.
From my own experiences a lot of people in an online relationship don’t tell their parents until it’s a few months or even a year.
There are a lot of dangers when it comes to online dating especially for teenagers. Not everyone is who they say they are, make sure you know a lot about someone before getting into a relationship and make sure you see their face.
Don’t get too attached. That sounds weird talking about relationships but if it’s online your more prone to a bad breakup/cheating/lying. Online relationships are a lot easier to break up than normal face to face.
Being a person that’s been in more than 1 online relationship I have some “tips” on dealing with them.
Being a person who has been in a few online relationships I’ve experienced a lot and have found those tips to be extremely helpful.
Online relationships can be one of the most beautiful things to see because what’s not beautiful and romantic about falling in love with someone online and having to deal with not seeing them every day? But they can also tear at people and cause horrible heartbreak and in worst case scenarios depression.
If you are thinking about being in one or are in one keep an open mind about everything and make sure it feels right and comfortable.
Teenagers With Experience is an organisation created to provide teenagers worldwide with an online platform to share their own experiences to be able to help, inform and educate others on a variety of different topics. We aim to provide a safe space to all young people. You can contact us via email, social media or our contact form found on our home page.