The holidays should be a time for tidings of great joy . . .

. . . but the breakup rate around the this time causes anything but glad tidings. For the past few weeks, my peers have filled my head with how breakups over the holidays are the most cost efficient activities one can partake in. And I mean, it makes sense–the money used for gifts and jewelry can be used to pay a bill, buy great food, or see the new Star Wars film. But what happens when the  wrapping paper is piled high in the dumpster and the holiday season makes…

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Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt: Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence

How would you define a healthy relationship? Trust? Faithfulness? Support? Communication? Although some may feel these values should be ideal, not everyone ends up in a stable loving relationship. For instance, during adolescent years, individuals are in their most influential stage. This is the time teenagers begin to develop dating habits that may influence their future relationship decisions into adulthood. Among adult victims of sexual assault, physical abuse, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, 22% of women and 15% of men initially encountered a form of partner violence between the…

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Why Do Young Girls & Young Women Aim to Be Exclusive So Early?

I posed this question in various social media groups:  Why Do Young Girls and Young Women Aim to Be Exclusive So Early? Why does a 15 year old or even a 20 year old need to be in a monogamous relationship? Are you even ready for what that means at that age? Do boys/young men want the same? While I appreciate the answers below, I’d like to know what our TheHypeTVShow’s blog readers think!  Personally, I believe young women and girls want exclusive relationships so early because they have not…

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Come Be a Part of Our Live Studio Audience on Saturday

The Hype TV Show, a talk show for, by and about young women, will tape three new episodes on Saturday November 8th at 12 noon. We are looking for opinionated teens and adults to be in the audience! Any high school student who stays for all three tapings will receive 4 hours of community service credit for their participation in the on camera discussions. The three episodes will be “Impact of Reality Shows on Young Women”, “What is Cheating?”, and “All Male Relationship Panel”. During the “All Male Relationship Panel” episode, for the…

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Who You Are Is Your Family’s Fault, Right?

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to ask yourself the question, “who am I?” If you are lucky you will figure out the answer to that pressing question before you begin your own family, settle into your career or, simply, before you die. Keep in mind you are an ever evolving being and you are always changing. As long as you live some part of you will evolve/change; your appearance, point of view, diet, living situation, likes and dislikes etc. Discovering and becoming comfortable with who…

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Love Hurts

In K. Michelle’s hit song “Can’t Raise a Man” she tells it all. She is absolutely right when she says, “You can’t raise a man”– well in our case boys. Because we are only teenage girls, we are not dealing with men yet, but that doesn’t mean men don’t act the same as boys. Guys will never change in mind; only in age and dealing with them can be tricky. Steve Harvey has written a book called ” Act Like a Lady, but Think Like a Man,” but do we…

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So Are You Going To Ask For My Number Or Nah?

The other day, my friend and I were discussing something that I found to be pretty interesting. She had gone to the club that weekend with a couple of her friends. While she was there, she saw a boy that she completely fell in love with but she was too shy to approach him or say anything to him. This is completely out of character for her. She is extremely outgoing and for her to tell me that she got shy around a guy I was in shock. When she…

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