And nearly half (47%) of teen girls say they usually wait for someone to ask them out first, compared with only 6% of boys. Overall, our report on teen romance found boys and girls have a lot in common when it comes to asking someone out by calling on the phone, messaging on a social networking site or getting one of their friends to do the asking.
Thanks to texting and social media, teens today have many more ways to reach out to a crush than in the analog days of using the family telephone and passing notes in the hallways.Girls are especially likely to experience inappropriate flirting on social media, with about one-in-three (35%) reporting they have blocked or unfriended someone whose advances were making them uncomfortable. Overall, 27% of teen daters have used social media to keep track of their romantic partner’s whereabouts.television series -- spawned not only a book, but a dating revolution that, for a while, turned many singles' lives upside down.They become very concerned if the other person doesn't call them quickly or doesn't want to see them with increasing frequency," says Jo Ann White, a relationship expert and psychology instructor at Temple University in Philadelphia. Many times, she says, one partner simply doesn't want to move that fast.So, tossing away someone simply because they want to take it slow could turn out to be a big mistake. Sadock, MD, notes that getting swept up in romantic desire is not, in and of itself, a bad thing, as long as we don't subject our partner to our fantasies too soon.