Skip to the content
Dating Among Teens. Key points about dating among teenagers
Key points about dating among teens
- The share of students in twelfth grade who report dating frequently (more than once a week) has declined, from 33 in 1976, to 14 percent in 2017; the proportion of twelfth graders who report not dating at all increased substantially over this period, from 15 to 49 percent over the past 40 years.
- The share of pupils who date often increases considerably as we grow older; in 2017, the percentage ended up being 3 per cent among eighth-grade pupils, 7 % among tenth-grade students, and 14 per cent among twelfth-grade pupils.
- The two genders were almost equally likely to report frequent dating, at 7 percent in 2017, males in eighth and twelfth grade were more likely to date frequently than their female peers, but in tenth grade.
- Among eighth graders in 2017, non-Hispanic black colored pupils had been less likely to want to never ever date (66 %) than their Hispanic and non-Hispanic white peers (70 and 72 per cent, correspondingly). This picture changes by the later grades. Among tenth and twelfth graders in 2017, non-Hispanic black pupils had been prone to never ever date (59 and 50 respectively that is percent, and non-Hispanic white pupils had been less inclined to never ever date (52 and 45 per cent respectively), than their Hispanic peers.