Why Do Teens Hang Out at the Mall?

Why Do Teens Hang Out at the Mall?

Teens hang out at the mall for various personal reasons but socializing with friends has long been a compelling motive for this favorite teen pastime. Today's Parent indicates that the mall offers a haven where teens can hang out with friends while also subtly scoping out potential boyfriends or girlfriends.

Teens choose the mall in particular because it is a free public place with room to roam and access to a large crowd of people. Some teens also like to check in on friends who have part-time jobs in mall shops. Many stores in a mall also target teens with fashion, gadgets and other products.