Teen dating is one of the most difficult procedures of teenage life. Social pressures surrounding it can be impossible to overcome, especially if you are a teen who is shy or awkward. Having an awkward personality is difficult to sidestep as a teen especially if you find that it follows you around like a shadow. Overcoming awkwardness is hard enough in school or work, but the difficulty and complications can be downright overwhelming when you are on a date.
This is not to say that all teen dating experiences will be disastrous or will contain incidents of major social faux pas. Often teen dating takes place without incident and the date goes on successfully to result in an incredible time for all participants. This requires the teen to be less awkward than most and to be as suave as James Bond times ten thousand. The hyperbole is not misplaced, either, as teens are some of the most scrutinized human beings on the face of the earth.
The perils of teen dating present challenges in front of teenagers that many simply are not equipped to face. Things like ordering food for a member of the opposite sex and pulling chairs out for your date are no longer commonplace, let alone in the world of teen dating. These are “musts”, and should be encouraged among all teen daters so as to produce a positive experience.