A Rite of Teen Passage Has Gone Into Decline

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Teen boy arrives at teen girl’s house to pick her up for a date. It’s a vignette we still see in many commercials, but it’s playing out less often in real life. Compared to a decade ago, 10th- and 12th-graders are more likely to say they never date and less likely to say they often date, according to a report from the Child Trends DataBank.

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