Seventeen magazine dating articles
Kiley Roache is a sophomore at Nazareth Academy and Andrea Limon is a junior at Kenwood Academy.They are student reporters for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.
Seventeen simply provides some suggested advice so teens can find answers to questions they would never ask a parent about.“I wink at myself in the mirror and say, ‘You ready to go, Big Guy? “My date and I were walking around the mall,” said 18-year-old Celestina. And cheap (hello, who takes their date to Burger King? Seventeen, however, thinks it’s adorable that even “real guys” can have “humiliating date snafus.”13.’” The only person I feel bad for is Dylan’s date.11. “We passed the Build-a-Bear workshop and I made a joke about how I had always wanted to go growing up… If you want to stay on his mind, talk about sports. “Steer the convo toward an upcoming event—like March Madness or the Super Bowl—and bet on how it’ll turn out.” Just don’t bet too much money.14. Save your best story for next time you’re together.Cosmopolitan magazine has become notorious for dishing out insane love and sex advice since the sixties, convincing women they should try “having sex on the hood of a parked car,” or “masturbate their men with grapes” to maintain their relationships. The Daily Beast sifted through the dos and don’ts of the magazine’s relationship insight to glean the seventeen worst tidbits of advice:1. —“and find the same things funny”—this is starting to get a bit sexist towards men, no? “Every day, my girl friend would stop by my lunch table to talk,” said Michael, age 19.Its words of romantic wisdom are intense, sometimes unbelievable, and almost all the time, just plain crazy. For the romantically—and sexually—curious teen set, Seventeen magazine claims to have all the answers. Of the “Sneaky Ways to Score Flirting Confidence,” Seventeen suggests learning to speak ‘guy,’ because speaking ‘girl’ obviously just isn’t enough. —“so if a girl quotes anything from Family Guy or a Will Ferrell movie, she’s hilarious.” Thank you, Joseph, 22, for your words of wisdom.4. “I got used to seeing her regularly and started looking forward to her dropping by.Yes, some advice is too mature Seventeen magazine is definitely too forward with its advice.
Even though they're called "Seventeen," many of its readers are younger than that -- a fact that Seventeen must know because it once ran an article about makeup recommendations starting with age 15, not the age on its cover.
When I receive mine in the mail, I always flip to the advice section and read every word on that page.
I don't think that Seventeen is too forward with its advice for teenagers.
Dishonesty is never good advice for young readers, even when they're trying to deal with an awkward moment.
Furthermore, most advice Seventeen gives is simply not practical or age appropriate.
Mixed in with how to plan the perfect outfit and celebrity interviews, Seventeen tried to define on a single page what constitutes a real, lasting love.