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It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.“Parents play an important role in helping their children learn how to have healthy sexual relationships, but they really struggle when discussing this with their LGBTQ teens,” said lead author Michael Newcomb, an assistant professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
And, even if they did talk about sex and dating with their parents, the conversations were brief and focused exclusively on HIV and condom use.” Brian Mustanski, director of Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and professor of medical social sciences at Feinberg, noted, “Research on family relationships is a high priority for us because it is an extremely understudied area, and parents are asking us for advice.
Upon first blush, this approach seems reasonable, but there are two major problems with it: People really don’t learn much from a profile, and people get overloaded by choice." • The second generation in 2000—enter e Harmony: Sites like e Harmony market themselves less as supermarkets of love than as something akin to real estate brokers of love.
They use “matching algorithms” in an effort to identify which potential partners are especially compatible with a given online dater.
"Is this person below threshold or above threshold for a five-minute meet-up—five minutes from now?
There’s no better way to figure out whether you’re compatible with somebody than talking to them over a cup of coffee or a pint of beer." The authors hope their report will push proprietors to build a more rigorous scientific foundation for online dating services.
"With a little bit of basic information, potential daters can get together right away for a quick face-to-face meet-up." Good old-fashioned face-to-face contact still is paramount in finding that special someone, and the faster that happens the better, the research suggests.