Teaching Teen Boys to Behave on Dates

Romantic relationships are always troubling and puzzling even for the adults. Dating for teenagers is even more confusing, as dating manners and etiquettes have changed dramatically over the years. Etiquettes which were once necessary while dating have now become completely irrelevant. Therefore, it is necessary that parents teach the modern and civilized manners of dating to their teens, and particularly boys. It doesn't hurt to help boys become gentlemen

Asking out on date

The era when chivalry was norm for courtship, romantic relationships among all ages were defined by gender, age and social status. However, when the working class emerged and the bourgeois life style took backstage, manners in dating have also seen a lot of changes. It does not matter whether it’s a boy or a girl who asks for a date, manners are the same. The invitation should not come as a surprise to the other person. Tell your teen to always strike a casual friendship with the person before asking them out. And if the girl declines, then avoid any sort of conflict and politely step back. It's important that your boys know how to handle being asked out as well. 

Venue of date

The venue of the date is most important, as both of them have to enjoy the date. When a teen boy asks a girl out on date, he should know that the venue for their first date should be fun for both of them. He needs to make sure it's a place which is comfortable for her. He also needs to keep their safety in mind. Teens are known for risky behavior, teach your boys not to fall into that teenage trap.

Rules of intimacy

Boys have to be taught to be careful during the first date. You have to let your teenager known that he's not supposed to push himself on his date for a kiss, and anything more is strictly out of question. Teach him to give the girl time and space to warm up to the date. The best way to approach the girl is to make her feel comfortable and be friendly towards her. Explain to your son how he is to show genuine interest in her and focus on having fun around than finding ways to get physical with the girl.

Teaching boys to behave on their dates is necessary, as there have been increase in incidents of sexual assault during dates, which is creating air of insecurity among parents of girls.

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