The current generation of teens has, as you are aware, moved away from dating and is often referred to as the "hook-up" generation.
Hook-ups, I am told by the teens, refer to no-strings attached physical meetings of the body ranging from kissing to intercourse.
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When I ask them about this, they look at me like I have two-heads, roll their eyes, and tell me that dating is not what teens do anymore. I don't even know what the new vocabulary is for teens spending time together.
I just don't understand why my teenage children ages 17 and 18 just don't seem to go on dates.
They tend to be most likely to occur when teens are at parties and under the influence of alcohol. It seems that males and females are equally aggressive these days and have embraced a culture of "friends with benefits" the benefits being physical encounters without the strings of relationships attached.
It is both possible and likely that since many teen girls are making themselves available in two roles-that of the "aggressor" and "available" there is less motivation for the boys to ask them to date.