This report examines American teens’ digital romantic practices. The main findings from this research include: Overall, 35% of American teens ages 13 to 17 have ever dated, hooked up with or been otherwise romantically involved with another person, and 18% are currently in a romantic relationship.
It covers the results of a national Pew Research Center survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. Though 57% of teens have begun friendships in a digital space, teens are far less likely to have embarked on a romantic relationship that started online.
There’s a famous story about a girl who walked barefoot from Reykjavic to Gullfoss in order to protest the use of the falls for the purpose of generating hydroelectric energy.
She is said to have kept the falls safe from inference, and as such, a statue has been erected in her honour near the falls.
There was only one problem: my hectic work schedule paired with the fantastic airfare deal I found meant that my first trip to Scandinavia would be in the off-season.
The survey also found that among teen daters who have met a romantic partner online, Facebook is cited more often than other sites as the primary source for online romantic connections. And I met a girl on there and she lived up in [town]. She just had a lot of problems with him and she…they talk all the time, but it just … And the searching doesn’t end when the relationship is over; 13% of teens (or 38% of teens with dating experience) have ever searched for information online about someone they dated or hooked up with in the past.
For years I’ve wanted to see the country’s rolling green hills, dramatic fjords and quaint Norwegian villages.
And, once I did, I couldn’t have been more excited to finally check this dream destination off of my travel bucket-list.
I had come to terms with the fact that my “travel outfits” were basically going to consist of fleeces and sweaters, and had accepted that my “accessories” would more or less be limited to whether I would be wearing a winter hat or earmuffs on that particular day. What bothered me was the fact that I would be taking the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour in winter and not summer or spring as I had always envisioned.
I scoured travel blogs and review forums looking for some insight as to what to expect on the tour in midst of winter, but I found nothing.