Non-physical abuse by a dating partner such as threats, controlling behavior and harassing text messages can have a serious effect on a teenager’s health and well-being, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.
The study, which appears in the research journal BMC Public Health, is one of the first to examine the effects of both physical and non-physical dating abuse that is relevant to today’s highly connected adolescents.
The study, to be published in the upcoming April issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, shows that the importance of education levels is one factor that changes significantly with age.
The study found that online daters with a high level of education are consistently likely to reach out to those who have the same level of education when they are younger.
A little less than two weeks later, during her sorority semi-formal, I got all her closest sorority sisters to help out and I asked her to marry me. Two college students only 15 minutes away from each other, but yet had never meet. We began talking sometime between October 2013 and November 2013 on this site.
“Often an argument in society is that abuse that is not physical or sexual really doesn’t matter,” Bonomi said.
I told myself that I would give this a chance and see where it went, and the more and more that we talked, the more I realized that I was beginning to like Hallie.
At the end of October 2014, I knew that I wanted to spend forever with her.
But, as that highly educated cohort ages, they care less about how much schooling a potential mate obtained.
Less educated daters show the opposite trend: they tend to care more about connecting with those of the same education level as they get older.
Of course it took some effort on his part considering that I was the type to talk to people online and just stop after about a month. He is like me; a little introverted, a little dorky, and a gamer of course.