When we were young children each and every experience was new to us and crucial in our development.
If not for the information we learned early on from our loved ones, peers and teachers, we'd be at an extreme disadvantage as we age.
Many people take for granted the fact that they can walk, speak, write, read, and feed themselves. If we were not stimulated by our environment our brain would have simply degenerated, and we would not reach the fully capacity of our human development.
Some people consider teenage dating useless because they see the relationships being short-lived. A person changes so much throughout adulthood, this leaves little chances for a relationship to survive earlier on; especially at a point where the human brain isn't fully developed.
The brain reaches its full capacity of development at age 25.
Recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently.
Adults think with the prefrontal cortex.
This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences. (( Read more ))
Teens process information with the amygdale.
This is the emotional part.
Just because a teenager may be doing "adult actions" such as hooking-up does not make them fully mature.
Although, I am in favor of science I will not completely agree with the above outlook and call teenage relationships "useless". Every relationship we make in life whether it be a friend, co-worker, significant other, parent/child relationship, etcetera benefits us in some way.
All relationships we create with others better equips us for how we will handle future relationships.
We may make bad decisions and hurt the very people that we love (at some point), but ultimately we will learn from it.
Just like it's crucial for young children to form relationships with their peers and teachers , it's just as important for teenagers to form relationships with others.
It benefits them and aids in their development as a whole.