As some of the comments say when there mature enough, some children start at around twelve years old. They are not real dates but just going to the movies and at the most holding hands. Around fourteen of fifteen is when real dates should start.
Well some parents decide in that, most kids start to date at age 12. More so, they just hang out together, hold hands, go to the movies, and go to each other houses. Around 15 when they become a teen, they go on real dates.
usually high school. but my mom said i cant dating until AFTER college because men CAN CONTROL your LIFE!!! i have friends who have boyfriends and they are failing their classes because they are thinking about boys!!! sorry boys!!!
In my opinion I think its a little dangerous to be dating especially in high school but I think its ok IF the couple can control them selves not to do anything serious if you know what I mean. In the news I've been hearing a teen age girl in high school was found dead in gilroy because of dating , i dont know.. But you should watch Lifetime so you can understand more.. Right now Life time has these movies on weekends about true stories that are bout kids dating and how they end up with a miserable life an yah. I actually cant explain this really good so i think you should watch Lifetime. Or maybe watch the news. But its you're parents desision if they want their child to date.
Nickysue says. Old enough to know better, at least 25 years old (a quarter of a centary) and don't get married to soon and then change your mind, you might live a long time. You should honner your commitments. Not say Oop I made a mistake.
I started dating in 3rd grade... but it was more like a best friend thing.. I think people should date whenever they want to.. because if you let them start dating at an older stage then they won't know what love is and won't have experienced it... all though once they know all about that other stuff then the parent should take caution... I don't like the parents they say they aren't allowed to date till they are like 21.. my grandfather tells me he don't want me around any boys till I'm 30... but what they don't see is... love is tough... and when people start dating most tend to lie or cheat no matter how old they are... because they never experienced it
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I was allowed when I was 16, but hung out w/ friends at about 14. Nowadays, it's much earlier. I had two girls who reassured me they weren't doing anything I wouldn't approve of. Good luck parents. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHAT KIDS ARE DOING!!!! I think 14 or 15 is okay, but the idea of when they can drive is a good starting point. Yes, kids today are much more mature (they said that about my generation), but only date when you can also take the responsibility of consequences of dating, ie, pregnancy, aids, etc. I find it funny that my daughter, who thought I was very strict (I wasn't), but is raising her daughter the same way????
Our grandparents advice: When they are old enough to get married. "Dating" isn't really suppose to be what it is now. Its a way to decide who you will spend your life with. Casual dating does more harm than good in the end. The teen years are for getting a good solid education, getting to know themselves, maturing and just learning/growing :). Teens need the time to set a solid foundation for the rest of thier lives. How feel/think at 16 is nothing like at 18-20 or after college. Not taking the time short changes people in the long run. Group activities take pressure off, more fun/safer and people are more themselves giving a truer picture others and more options as well :). Something to chew on. Have fun and enjoy though. Life here in planet earth is shorter than we think - especially when we are teens and think we are invincible and will live foreever. We parents can help ground/direct us at a very confusing/crucial time ;). You are more important than you know ;). End of my little book. Take Care/Be blessed.
Dating depends on two things...How mature you are and how ready are you for the responsibilities of dating? Really, (I'm assuming you're a girl) make sure you are ready to A. Kiss a boy..your first kiss is the most special and can be done only once, don't give it away! B.Walk away..meaning, you shouldn't NEED anyone to "complete" you, make you feel special, wanted/needed..Thats NOT what dating is about. Yes, it should be someone who "gets"you and likes the cool person you are, but it shouldn't become your life. C. Standing up for what you believe in, no matter what...for instance, if you plan to wait for marriage to have sex (or at least college),not allowing yourself to be pressured or intimidated into doing ANYTHING you have already decided to wait on.. D. Being ready to have your heart broken..lets face it, it happens..so does rejection and you might be the one doing the breaking up..This is why you need to be mature to date and be ready for all the responsibilities it entails. So ask yourself are you really ready? Age really doesn't mean that much, but your boyfriend/girlfriend SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 1-2 years older than you or visa versa
I am of the belief that we need to outline what dating is. Dating, as I define it, is going out with someone of the opposite gender for some shared activity flying solo. Dating has no implied intimacy or even a relationship, it's simply fun which at a younger age is all that you're kid should really be having. I think dating should really only start 'till one is capable of transporting themselves and paying for themselves. 'Course my advice is not one that should be leaned as I am 18 and have no experience looking out for my children's well being.
they should start ating at 12th grade so they don`t get to sexual at 1st through 11th grade. it is always good to show you like that person but don`t admit it to them until you are in 12th grade unless the boy you are dating is so much older than you which i say you should jump the horse right away if he is older or younger than you but if he is the same age and totally has the same birthday wait until 12th grade a least.
I personally believe that any set of parents should know this for their budding adult, and the morals and values that the parents have involved into their childs up bringing. Its the moral and ethical fiber that the parents put into their childs up bringing that works on how the child will be according to the way that they act on their first contact with their first actual date. Remember that the person of whom your child dates also is the same for their home environment, and up bringing so know the family and personality of those with whom your children will date and then you can go from that construct to see how your childs date has gone. Also dating is more of a mature action for those of us who as it should be at least legal age of being able to drive a vechicle should be put around. Thank you.
I believe that after elementary and junior high, Is a great time to start dating. You should definitely be mature enough to be trusted on your own by grade 10. About age 15 is a great age to start to dating
Generally there is no exact point in a person’s life that they can or cannot begin dating. My first boyfriend was a boy on the bus who liked me. We were in sixth grade but as far as I can remember children pretend to marry each other in kindergarten or even preschool. Kids should start dating when they want to. And I don’t mean out all night, or a boy and a girl and a van either, but I mean that when kids start to find the opposite sex attractive phone calls and little things such as holding hands should not be seen as something a parent should worry about. Around the time a person is a pre-teen is about when they start dating, so you don’t really need to worry because kids usually start dating at around the same time do to peer-pressure. If you’re worried then tell set limits. They can go to a movie but a parent could be in the same building. Please respect privacy and don’t do anything extreme. Good Luck!
16! I have read some of these comments and why in the hell would a kid that hasn't even began puberty yet date?! I think 16 is that magic age when kids actually begin to understand and explore a lot of things. So I think 16 is a perfect start.
Well, usually dating starts at age 10. It's nothing serious at all. Just hang out and talk all the time. I say this because when age 10 comes, that is usually when puberty hits and kids start to understand feelings and get crushes. I don't think anything should get serious like kissing until 15 or 16 though.
dating???? what is this dating you speak of???? my daughter goes to an all girls school where she has already been told males are evil and if she touches one her skin will rot off. Just to be double sure it will not happen we put a metal belt on her and locked her up! I know what happens on those dates been there done that and not letting that happen no way no how not til she is at least 50-60 and even then I'll be sitting there cleaning my gun staring at the lil SOBs pecker pointing my rifle at it making pew pew pew sounds. yes i'll still be alive i'll live forever if it means protecting her LMAO!!! (this is a joke keep your shorts on) She is only 5 and goes to a regular school. only part that's true is the gun cleaning but it will probably be when she actually realizes that boys exist for more than objects of torture. It took me 16yrs.