Adult dating dangers
But as well as offering the possibility of greater sexual fulfilment, the internet is also throwing up new challenges and dangers.“It’s the secret sex life of your parents and grandparents.” That’s what one 70-year-old woman in Somerset told Channel 4 News.It occurs when a person is sexually assaulted by someone she knows and trusts, such as her date.Sexual assaults can also occur at parties where sexual abusers take advantage of teens who have been drinking.Many felt overlooked and that they became invisible after the menopause.Margaret, 67 from Oxfordshire told us: “We still feel as though we have a right to be a sexual being as well as everything else. ” “Younger people nowadays must think: ‘Oh God, that’s gross, you know, granny’s at it,'” Myra, 67, in Essex, told us.
Her granddaughter Nicola is acting as both facilitator and gatekeeper and sifting those she thinks are suitable.
“I can say that sometimes in the street I think: ‘Oh yeah, that would be a nice person to go to bed with’,” Vikki, 70, from Dorset told us.
Joey, 69, from London said: “I got to a point where I thought I’m going to kick the bucket fairly soon.” So three months ago, he joined Grindr, the mobile dating app for gay men, and told us he’s now “averaging, I would say, four men a week”.
Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's important to know that teen dating can come with negative consequences.
Talk with your teen about the dangers of dating and educate her about the risks of certain behaviors.