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Internet dating rules

Create clear guidelines about your expectations to help your teen understand the importance of healthy relationships and the risks associated with sexual activity.

A post I made about why women shouldn't take the initiative in relationships evoked some questions about how to deal with shy men - after all, shy men don't chase women, and are unlikely to initiate anything.

If a girl doesn't approach or initiate contact with a shy man, nothing will happen.

Make it clear you need to know the details of who your teen will be with, where they will be going, and who will be there. It’s important to know what your teen is up to when going out on dates.

Encourage your teen to date people who are close in age.

Establish clear expectations about the importance of having conversation and doing activities together that don’t involve sexual activity.

If your teen is going to a date’s home, find out who will be home.

Know Who, What, Where, And When Make sure you have a clear itinerary for your teen’s date.