It's a poll question.
See below for definitions of 'date' and 'relationship' for use in this poll.
Recently I went out on a date with this girl, age 19, and she said she had never been on a date.. ever. And then I read some stuff here on GAG with people in the 18-24 never having been a relationship. So I'm curious what the actual statistics are... I theorize that this newer generation born in the 90's are as a whole de-emphasizing dating and relationships in terms of how important it is in their life. It's just a trend that I see.
Please answer honestly, this is for science! (sort of) lol
Go anon if you have to, no judgement.
For this poll we will classify:
***Being on a Date = A girl and guy getting together at a pre-determined time and place, having consensually agreed to see each other to evaluate the possibility of getting into a love relationship. Note that a date is NOT hanging out with your friends causally and you and some girl/guy start flirting. The time during that flirting when you make that time & place 'date'... when you actually do THAT date, it is classified as a date.
And just for the heck of it lets see how many have actually been in a relationship. And for the purposes of this poll we will definite that as:
***Being in a Relationship = A period of time in which a guy and a girl refer to each other as 'girlfriend' or 'boyfriend' when talking about their partner to someone else, or, you engage in affectionate behavior and/or intimacy with one another, or, when asked if you are 'seeing someone' or if you are 'single', you say they are 'taken' or 'in a relationship' (your partner must be doing the same things mentioned)
- Yes, I have been on a date, and yes I have been in a relationship0% (0)27% (3)12% (3)Vote
- Yes, I have been on a date, but have never been in a relationship54% (7)18% (2)38% (9)Vote
- No, I have not been on a date, and have never been in a relationship46% (6)55% (6)50% (12)Vote
- No I have not been on a date, but I have been in a relationship0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
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I have a feeling it's not that it's we're not putting much emphasis on it. I think a lot of our generation for some reason is lacking confidence to start something. That goes for both ways. I'm not basing that on this site either. I can even tell some of my friends aren't trying anymore either.4