There are lots of famous people who dated teenagers, sometimes out in the open and other times in private.These boyfriend and girlfriends found love sometimes in a controversial place, and sometimes it actually worked out.“We don’t have the vocabulary and we don’t have the experiences to be able to help.We’re learning this at the same time our children are navigating through it.” What follows is a teen dating primer to help your child — and you — forge the valley between child and young adult.From brief flings to tying the knot, some of these celebrities who dated teens ended up finding true love with people who couldn't yet buy booze. Naval pilot, and Presley was serving in the army despite being a well-known musician.You have to stay young somehow.: Priscilla Presley, 14Priscilla Presley, now 71, was only 14 when she met 25-year-old Presley at a party in Nauheim, Germany. Presley's parents pressured the two to marry, and they tied the knot in 1967 when she was 21.
Perhaps the thought of all those sweet young couples slow dancing under paper streamers coaxes a nostalgic sigh or two. If you’re the parent of a child who has recently started middle school, get ready for a decidedly new dating scene.Megan*, a senior at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, says only about 20 percent of these relationships result in an official couple.Jennifer*, a junior at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, notes that while it’s not cool to “talk” to more than one person at a time, some people go from one talking “relationship” to another without actually dating anyone, which tends to explain the relatively low numbers of actual couples.Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer Born: 1935-01-08 Credits: Love Me Tender, Blue Hawaii, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas Also Ranked #17 on People We Wish Were Still Alive #24 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time #4 on The Best Singers of All Time #7 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time : Aaliyah, 15R.Kelly has certainly gotten into a lot of trouble for his actions with underage girls, but back in the '90s he had an odd relationship with up-and-coming R&B singer Aaliyah.This means a boy and girl who feel an attraction spend time together, whether alone or in groups, then text and/or Snapchat in-between.A fairly high bar stands between this phase and actual “dating,” wherein one member of the couple — usually the boy — officially asks the other out.Young teens have especially fragile egos, so negative peer feedback on social media can be especially damaging.Kids today don’t plunge into dating without first going through the “talking to each other” phase.Their summer fling only lasted a couple of months, but it was long enough for Swift to receive a great deal of backlash for the age difference.The couple split because of long-distance, or because Swift obsessively stalked the Kennedy clan, depending on which source you believe.