https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... on/534198/Today’s teens are also less likely to date. The initial stage of courtship, which Gen Xers called “liking” (as in “Ooh, he likes you!”), kids now call “talking”—an ironic choice for a generation that prefers texting to actual conversation. After two teens have “talked” for a while, they might start dating. But only about 56 percent of high-school seniors in 2015 went out on dates; for Boomers and Gen Xers, the number was about 85 percent.
The decline in dating tracks with a decline in sexual activity. The drop is the sharpest for ninth-graders, among whom the number of sexually active teens has been cut by almost 40 percent since 1991. The average teen now has had sex for the first time by the spring of 11th grade, a full year later than the average Gen Xer. Fewer teens having sex has contributed to what many see as one of the most positive youth trends in recent years: The teen birth rate hit an all-time low in 2016, down 67 percent since its modern peak, in 1991.
Die Daten beziehen sich zwar nur auf die USA, aber ich gehe mal davon aus dass Smartphones und Social Media hierzulande genauso weit verbreitet sind wie in den USA . Die 13-Jährigen Jungs eines Bekannten haben aktuell eher Fortnite (populäres Computerspiel) im Kopf als Mädchen, aber das ist wohl bloß anekdotisches Wissen.