Groups can offer a safe, protective way for kids to learn.
But at the same time, parents need to discuss not going too far too fast.
So how should you examine your relationship standards critically?
How do you know what is realistic to ask, and what is too much to be asking of any potential partner?
If a user prefers vaping over smoking, for example, the app is likely to match him with others nearby who also vape.
More and more parents are faced with this dilemma today.
Some of this stress can be avoided when the relationship begins before college.
However, a high school relationship can come with stress of its own.
"Parents should take an active role in teaching and helping their kids understand what normal dating behaviours are." By understanding what "healthy" dating is at this age, parents can set limits and protect their child.
At the end of the day, "it's better than saying they shouldn't date at all." "What is healthy is being in a group of boys and girls and transitioning from same-sex-only groups into groups in contact with the other sex," says Connolly.