Essay topic: Dating is a necessary part of growing up for a teenager.

Is dating a truly necessary part of growing up for a teenager? Do you want a teenager to suffer through heart breaks, relationship problems and physical or mental damage? No one wants this to happen to our future adults of today, therefore why shouldn’t teenagers date?

Dating is preparation for marriage, and since it is uncommon for teenagers to be thinking of marriage, dating does not provide any beneficial purposes. However, most people in ancient countries relating to North America, South America, India, Pakistan, Japan and Iran have arranged marriages, and in spite of that those 99 percent of marriages are very successful, and they hardly have any problems of teenage pregnancies or divorces. Then what is the logic of looking for a soul mate in the teenage years? Why do teenagers need to date if they are not mature enough to understand what love is and if they don’t know who the perfect boy or girl is? Furthermore, most youngsters only date a person because of their appearance or reputation; this is why 99 percent of them end up getting emotionally hurt. When teenagers date it disturbs their education, they get no work done and end up failing school! In addition, some people say dating helps children or teenagers to socialize, although socialization happens every single day that we are alive. If we don’t get that much socialization at home, then socialization will happen at school, or just going to your local supermarket and saying “hi” to the cashier.

Dating for teens is usually a prerequisite to underage sex; the downfalls are more than the perceived benefits. The downfalls in teenager dating is lack of communication when hasty decisions are chosen, a jealous partner, long distant relationships, cheating on their girlfriend or boyfriend, when families get involved in affairs and when people forget how to talk to one another. Sometimes stress of school makes a person withdrawn,...