What my teen taught me about dating. I always thought that once my 16-year-old son Sam started dating, I would wow him with words of wisdom gleaned from my own experiences. After all, I had decades more relationship experience to draw from, especially since I’d divorced and jumped back into the dating pool.
However, as the phone rang more for Sam than for me, I realized something: My son didn’t need my relationship advice. Come to think of it, maybe I needed his. So, to see what I could learn about dating from a different perspective, I observed (and yes, occasionally spied on) my son and his friends.
And you know what? I gained a lot of insight from watching these young Romeos.