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Aside from in-person flirting, social media is the most common way teens express interest in someone they have a crush on.
Although most teen romantic relationships do not start online, digital platforms serve as an important tool for flirting and showing romantic interest.
Some 30% of teen daters say they have blocked an ex from texting them.
While there are no gender differences when it comes to removing an ex from their phone contact list or blocking a former partner from texting them, teen girls with relationship experience (44%) are more likely than their male counterparts (31%) to block or unfriend an ex on social media.
“The developmental trajectory of adolescence has slowed, with teens growing up more slowly than they used to,” said Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the lead author on the study.
“In terms of adult activities, 18-year-olds now look like 15-year-olds once did.” The authors examined seven large, nationally representative surveys of US adolescents between 1976–2016, or 8.4 million kids ages 13–19, looking at “adult” activities, such as dating and drinking and working for pay.
Although most teens rank texting (along with social media and getting a friend to break the news) as one of the least desirable ways to break up, 27% of teen daters have broken up with someone via a text message and nearly a third (31%) say they have been the recipient of a break-up text.Teens often take steps to sever digital ties with their ex-partner after break-ups.Half (48%) of teen daters have deleted an ex-partner from their cellphone’s address book and 38% have untagged or deleted photos of themselves and a former significant other on social media, while a similar share (37%) have unfriended or blocked an ex on social media.Polanin (Vanderbilt University); Dorothy Espelage (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Therese D.Pigott (Loyola University Chicago) Published online February 18, 2016, in the AERA peer-reviewed journal *De La Rue was a doctoral student with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign at the time of the paper's submission.