Maybe the love of your life has turned mean and selfish. “If a boyfriend doesn’t give you what you need, walk away,” says Danielle Greaves, MSW, who works with girls at The Guidance Center in Cambridge, Mass.She tells girls all the time, “It hurts now, but you can get through this.” Dating Tip 4: Talk About Facebook Before You Talk on Facebook Social media puts the ups and downs of dating out there for everyone to see.If you’re not ready, it’s cool to stay single and hang out with your close friends. In a healthy relationship, the feelings are mutual. If this doesn’t describe your situation, there’s nothing wrong with you, but you probably do need to keep looking.Dating Tip 2: Find Someone Who Likes You Back Feelings that aren’t returned can make you question everything about yourself. Dating Tip 3: Know When to Move On Sometimes you have to admit it, the relationship isn’t working.It is not rare to see a younger guy and an older woman date and have a very intense sexual and romantic relationship, which defies the traditional “older man, younger woman” set-up that we are used to seeing. First, the fact that such a dating situation is still somewhat taboo makes is all the more enticing and exciting.Many younger guys are driven to women who are 10 years older than they are or more, as these women are often more confident and more sexually driven and passionate than the younger women.“Girls need to feel good about themselves before they start to date,” says Charles Wibbelsman, MD, chief of adolescent medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.His advice: only date if you know yourself and know you want to date.
That relationship between a younger guy and an older woman is likely to be supercharged by a combination of the younger man’s peak sex drive and the older woman’s confidence, experience and her own sex drive. Suggested questions for guiding a discussion are included. option=com_content&task=view&id=219&Itemid=129 Source: ETR RECAPP Website Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: 1 hour 20 minutes (Part I, 30 minutes; Part II, 50 minutes) Date Published: 2002 Summary: This learning activity is designed to help youth understand the risks of unprotected sex and learn about contraceptive options. Participants group into teams to resolve an assigned case study and present their solution to the entire group.The educator then leads the students in a guided discussion about the activity.To view this lesson click here Source: ETR Re CAPP Website Target Audience: Developmentally delayed youth, ages 13 to 18; Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school) Duration of Lesson: Three 30 to 45 minute sessions Date Published: 2001 Summary: Intended for moderate to high functioning developmentally delayed youth, this 3 part lesson helps youth identify various types of relationships and describe appropriate ways people in different kinds of relationships relate to each other. To view this lesson click here: Source: Advocates for Youth Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18, high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: 40 to 50 minutes Date Published: Undated Summary: This lesson examines how gender roles affect relationships and explores situations where gender roles and stereotypes might affect teen’s goals, decisions and relationships.