Groups play a big role in relaying information about who likes whom.Even if your son is mooning over a certain girl, most 12-year-olds aren’t really ready for the one-on-one interaction of a true relationship.
You probably wouldn’t believe you’d want to be dating after going through your divorce, but you catch yourself noticing some attractive prospects and hopefully catching an eye or two as they check you out, too. I was divorced in 2009, and starting to date again seemed ludicrous. When about half of married people get divorced, statistically speaking, we’re about as alone as attending a crowded and sweaty summer music festival.
For eighth-graders, dating likely means lots of time spent texting or talking on the phone, sharing images on social media, and hanging out in groups.