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Why Dating in the Teen Years Is Overrated

Research reveals that not everyone is doing it

Illustration: Anne Freier

Harris was 21 years old when he met his first girlfriend.

They sat next to each other in a seminar on global health in college. He hadn’t been looking for a romantic encounter; it just happened. His friends applauded; his family sighed with relief that, finally, their “precious boy” had met…




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Anne Freier

Anne Freier

Author of “Science of Breakup”. Preorder now: https://scienceofbreakup.com/buy.html MRes Biomedical Research & MSc Neuroscience Neuropsychology.

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