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“It’s not your parents’ dating anymore,” concedes Robin Gurwitch, a clinical psychologist at the Duke Center for Child and Family Health.
“We don’t have the vocabulary and we don’t have the experiences to be able to help.
The research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln examined how college students' social networks often lead them to define, perceive and participate in "hookups" -- the slang term for casual intimate encounters outside of dating or exclusive relationships.
Young teens have especially fragile egos, so negative peer feedback on social media can be especially damaging.
Among the study's findings:"This demonstrates the diversity of students' sexual goals and experiences," Holman said.
"Second, it highlights the influence communication has on students' attitudes and behavior towards non-relationship sex.
Kids today don’t plunge into dating without first going through the “talking to each other” phase.
This means a boy and girl who feel an attraction spend time together, whether alone or in groups, then text and/or Snapchat in-between.