According to a huge new study, adolescents in the 2010s were less likely date, drink alcohol, go out without their parents, and have sex than teens in every generation since the 1970s. The research, published in Child Development, says the cause is not kids having more homework, or more extracurricular activities.

(They are actually doing less homework and about the same in terms of extracurriculars.) What’s changed is the context in which teens are growing up. They have smaller families, which means more attention and money to spend on each kid.

By 2015, that had fallen to 41%, with the largest declines for 9th graders and smallest for 12 Previous research has shown that young adults are postponing becoming actual adults longer (hence the need for things like “Adulting School”).

The new research pinpoints when this trend begins, and concludes we are letting childhood run well into adolescence.

The same survey also found that there were more male internet users who were currently using dating sites or apps than female users.

Dating sites and apps were most popular among younger internet users - 30 percent of U. internet users aged 18 to 29 years were currently using dating sites or apps and a further 31 percent had done so previously.

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