Overall, we find that victims begin dating sooner and progress more quickly from dating to first unions than do non-victims.
However, youths victimized in early adolescence withdraw from dating and union formation, whereas late adolescent victims appear to overinvest in relationships—at least temporarily—displaying accelerated entry into dating and rapid progression to first unions.
The absence of pressure to fulfill certain gender-based stereotypes fosters a liberal attitude toward sex, dating, and marriage.
Denmark ranks among the most “feminine” societies in the world.
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We conclude by discussing the implication of these age-graded patterns for intervention efforts and youth well-being more broadly.