A new Pew Research Center survey of 13- t0 17-year-olds examines how teens flirt, date and even break up in the digital age.Here are six key findings: When it comes to meeting romantic partners, most teens do this offline.Half of teens (50%) say they have friended someone on Facebook or another social media site as a way to show romantic interest, while 47% have expressed attraction by liking, commenting on or interacting with that person on social media.Additionally, 55% of teens say they show interest in someone by flirting with them in person.Only 8% of teens say they have met a romantic partner online.For the small share of teen daters who have met a romantic partner over the internet, Facebook was cited more than any other social media site as a way that teens connect with potential partners.
While there are no gender differences when it comes to removing an ex from their phone contact list or blocking a former partner from texting them, teen girls with relationship experience (44%) are more likely than their male counterparts (31%) to block or unfriend an ex on social media. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. Attorney Generals Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. (2014) February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Teens also flirt by sharing something funny or interesting with their crush online (46%) or sending flirtatious messages (31%).Less popular flirting tactics include making their crush a music playlist (11%), sending flirty or sexy pictures or videos of themselves (10%) or making a video (7%). Nearly three-quarters (72%) of teen daters say they spend time texting with their partner daily.