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Dating Relationships in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

  • By: Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning & Monica A. Longmore
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Although friendship and peer relations hold great importance for adolescents and young adults, dating experiences represent fundamentally new relationship terrain during this phase of life. This entry explores the character of early romantic relationships, focusing on what is known ...

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