Think before you sext: the experts’ guide to teen dating

From first kisses to ghosting, dating can be a minefield for young people. Here’s how to have a happy, healthy romance

Teen relationships often start online, so how do you progress to a real-world date? The first step is to make your chat more meaningful, says Charlene Douglas, an intimacy coach and sexual health educator. “Online, young people can banter for hours, so try to move the conversation on. Rather than just talking about celebs, or who said what at school, bring those situations back to what you have in common.”

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