"Most of the activity happens in a pack, and communication takes place between friend groups." By 8th grade, dating probably means talking on the phone and hanging out, usually in groups.
By high school, kids are more likely to develop serious romantic attachments.
Hey, so there's this thing called statutory rape and it's actually kind of a big deal.Try not to worry about commitment or the distant future. It’s really not hard to see the appeal in dating an older guy when you’re a teenager.Is this dude you're with literally in a position of power over you, like in a teacher or coach type of way? Are you going to go to school dances with this guy?Are you going to introduce him to your friends without being worried that half of them are going to want to call the police?