This leads to an increase in the number of relationships that go south.
Teenage romantic relationships are more likely to turn violent when: Teens are also sponges – they absorb what they see and hear in the world around them.
And when you do meet someone who deserves you, you'll feel sparkles and butterflies and fireworks, and they'll feel them, too.
That girl you stumbled across on Tumblr who has the coolest taste in music on the planet? You'll just go with your friends, because they are ~the best~. When someone special comes along, you'll know it's right. You're not wasting your time on someone who isn't worthwhile.
They'll either get majorly overprotective, or they'll try to embarrass you every chance they get. There's no pressure to come up with a genius promposal.
Let's face it, compromising on a two-hour movie sucks. And then there's all the money you're spending on gas to drive back and forth between your houses all the time. No one gets jealous when you stare at Harry Styles' dreamy green eyes for, like, 10,000 hours. Parents tend to have a hard time accepting their "little girl" is grown up enough to date, which usually leads to a lot of fights, tears, and slamming doors.
When you're dating someone, you're constantly dropping $10 on pizza, or $50 on killer concert tickets for their birthday. Nobody interrupts you every five seconds to ask dumb questions about who Charles is, or whines to alternate channels with the show bae wants to watch at the same time. (Sorry, Katie, your "two-week anniversary" is not a thing. And being the sounding board every time your bff and her bae get in a fight will help you avoid getting into the same fights in your next relationship. You won't get roped into double dates with your best friend's S. Which is great, because if you have to hear Jordan tell the story of how weird his dog's farts smell one more time, you will strangle him. You have an awesome relationship with your parents.
Violence in entertainment is everywhere and, unfortunately, has been normalized.