The dating game show subgenre has its origins in the United States.
This idea may seem like common sense but the truth is, quite a few teens are involved in violent relationships. After all, society seems to be okay with it, just look at all the TV shows and listen to popular songs these days. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Unhealthy, abusive or violent relationships can cause short term and long term negative effects, or consequences to the developing teen.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
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During the study, Exner-Cortens and her colleagues analyzed a sample of 2,161 American male and female heterosexual youth from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health.
Participants were first interviewed about their dating experiences when they were ages 12-18, and then again five and 12 years later.
The audience sees only the game; an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).