Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships.

Publication Year: 
2015
Personal Author: 
Lenhart, Amanda. Anderson, Monica. Smith, Aaron.
Corporate Author: 
Pew Research Center.
Technical Report
Page Count: 
1

This study reveals that the digital realm is one part of a broader universe in which teens meet, date and break up with romantic partners. Online spaces are used infrequently for meeting romantic partners, but play a major role in how teens flirt, woo and communicate with potential and current flames. This report examines American teens’ digital romantic practices. It covers the results of a national Pew Research Center survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. The survey was conducted online from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9, 2014, and Feb. 10 through March 16, 2015; 16 online and in-person focus groups with teens were conducted in April 2014 and November 2014. (Author abstract)