Match is strictly for teens aged 18 and 19 (as well as young adults, millennials, and seniors, among others).Once you verify your age and email, you can finish filling out your profile, specify what you’re looking for in a friend, date, or partner, browse through members, receive matches, and send virtual winks and likes.
But as the mom of two teenage boys who have been relentlessly schooled on how to both give and expect respect in their relationships, it breaks my heart to think that a potential date’s dad already views my boys as the enemy.
But adolescents are humans, too — no matter how alien they may seem to their parents at times.
Openly addressing the all-too-human questions of sexual development, sexual desire, and the nature of the adolescent’s developing sexual identity are critical.
I spent my formative dating years while living under my parents’ roof.
That my date had to come to the door to pick me up wasn’t negotiable.