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How can a 12 year old "date"? I mean honestly. What would they do? Hold hands in the hallway at school?

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Hi chris :)
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What's up, and great answer ;)
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^ hmmmm every1 Luvs u Chris
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Not a lot, just working, u?
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I just got home from work, now I'm on Facebook talking to my gf
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Oh lucky. I work overnights, hence why I'm always on here late. lol
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It's 1:16 a.m. But.... 2 cups of coffee plus 2 cans of soda should keep me up to 4 :)
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and what is wrong with holding hands in the hallway?? Hmmm...
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Absolutely nothing, if two adults are doing it! :)
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Why not

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Sure why not deal with a pregnant 12 year old -.-
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I didn't say they should have sex.
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Doesn't matter. Things happen.
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Really ? Now A Days Kids Are Kinda Slow... They Don't Know Much So What Makes You Think They Know About Sex ? Most 12 Year Olds Haven't Had "The Talk" Yet...
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haha no actually it is the opposite, elementary schools are starting to hand out condoms. So you are way misinformed.
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That's not true at all. I'm in middle school and they don't pass those out
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Lauren is actually right. When I went to middle school there were at least 10 kids that we knew about that were pregnant. That was 11 years ago. It's probably 10x worse now.
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No it's not AT ALL. You are really ignorant. No one in my school is pregnant.
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Actually you are very ignorant. Your school isn't the only school around. There are a lot of 12 year olds having sex.
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You are the ignorant one. Your school is not the only one around. Lots of 12 year olds have experimented with s*x. Please educate yourself.
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@barkeep9 it is true... if you don't believe us you can look it up. There is NO need for a 12 year old to date! Like seriously my little sister is 12 and if she wanted to date i would probably fall over and faint, it is just not right.
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Whatever it happens already. And they're aren't that many pregnant 12 year olds out there. You look that up.
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I know 2 girls that got pregnant at the age of 8, not because they were raped either. I also have 3 friends who got pregnant at the ages of 11, 12, and 14. They can easily find out anything on the internet these days.
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You don't even hit puberty at 8
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Wow Then You Must Live Around Them Ghetto Kids Becuase Where I'm From, You Don't See A 12 Year Old Prego. And Theres Really Nothing Wrong With Them Dating Because All They Do Is Hold Hands. And Wtf No Girl Can Get Prego At The Age Of 8 Because They Haven't Got Their Period Yet -_-
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Yeah listen to Elizabeth
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Lol (: And Plus Not All Kids Are Sexully Active.. And Its Their Choice If They Wanted To Date Or Not Because Its THEIR Lives NOT Yours ! And When They Get Their Heart Broken It Would Be Their Fault ...
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Since you both are apparently inexperienced with the world, answer this question in ten years :) most likely your opinion will change.
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Look Everyone Has Diffrent Opinions. I May Not Agree With You But Whatever Either Way They Are Going To Date Sooner Or Later. I Think Its Better For Them To Date And You Know About It Rather Then To Not Allow Them Too And They Go Behind Your Back And Date Anyways...
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That is why you keep kids in line :) no 12 year old needs to date. what they need to do is be a kid, because that is what they are. They will have all of their lives to deal with relationships.
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But Theres The Problem, You Aren't At School To Be Able To Watch Your Kids ..
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If you are a good parent and teach them right from wrong they will listen to you no matter what.
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Wow Really !? They Aren't Going To Listen And Its Just Puppy Love. Its Not Like Its Anything Serious -.-
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Haha dear you will not win this one. If you are a good parent they DO listen and if you give them the love they want/need they won't go looking for it in other places. You should really ask yourself if you were a parent and had a daughter would you let her date at 12? if you say yes then you have issues.
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No :) actually i made a HUGE mistake and ended up being pregnant at 15... i would like to not put my kids through that so i will let them date when they are ready :) which is not at age twelve. But since you are obviously a tad confused let me help you. TWELVE YEAR OLDS DO NOT NEED TO BE DATING. Okay i hope that cleared up any confusion dear :)
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You were pregnant when you were 15?
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yes and?
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Just asking don't be mean.
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I'm not being mean... just real.
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No your pretty mean about it
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Nope. That is just how I am :)
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Mean. I can tell
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Well if I am so mean you can stop talking to me :)
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You seem a little mad bro
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Oh I am following this Elizabeth girl. Her words are so inspirational.
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Hun you really should learn to clean up that potty mouth did mommy and daddy teach you that too? lol :) pretty trashy. Oh and don't jump to conclusions. I never said i was a mother, i just said i got pregnant. So don't judge me dear because you can point the finger at me but you still have three pointing back at you :)
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Swears are just emphasizers. They mean the same thing as their formal counterparts. It's childish to consider them taboo.
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I prefer to use words that sound like I am educated. I prefer to not sound like an uneducated child :)
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Actully I Grew Up Without A Mother So Yeah And My Father Wasn't Really In My Life And Lol Thnks I Guess @Barkeep9
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Just tossing this in the mix. I love Hawaiian Punch.
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Well sorry to hear that. But you really should learn about the world before you go spouting off immature thoughts.
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Lol Omg Me Too ! Cx
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Right!? You should try the flavor Polar Blast it's amazing!!!!
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Ok Well While I Do That You Really Need To Look In The Mirror And Check Yourself First (:
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I think she rage quit lol
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Lol Ok
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Ha why should I check myself when you are the child cussing up a storm? Get the facts straight little girl :)
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Lol Oh Well
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I have one. I made her mad!!! I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Both of you should grow up :)
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Lauren Marie
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Oh she's back
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If your arguing with us tell me this why did you give us hugs and kisses.
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Yeah got u in a corner now.
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Because I am a lady :) unlike some people.
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Ha you wish little boy.
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Ooooooh. She just called you a MAN Elizabeth. Where's your comeback.
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Haha i am the low life? yet you are the one who speaks like you walked right off a trailer park... Fascinating really. Toodles dear :)
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Elizabeth rage quit. And the winner is... Lauren Marie
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Lauren Marie rage quits as well. The new champion is... BARKEEP9. *large applause*
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Haha actually he and i were together for five years :) so get the facts straight little tw**at
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PS learn how to spell :)
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Wow and a heavy comeback by Elizabeth. Will Lauren Marie come back to take back her title. Stay tuned to find out.
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In all my days on ask.com I have never seen the tw*t bomb. Elizabeth is going to pull off a miracle to get back in the fight.
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Hey guys I'm going to be the mature and drop the f bomb so ask removes this answer. Lol
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It's not common, but yes you can. My friend got her period in the second grade. Her mother didn't believe it until she went to the doctors and they confirmed. I know it sounds weird but yeah it's possible. I hit puberty in the 3rd grade, got my period at the age of 9.
Lauren, you are amazing. I commend you.
Barkeep9, I'm going to attempt to say this nicely, shut your mouth, grow up, get a life, educate yourself, and then come back.
Elizabeth, you're a little brat. Just grow up. You could be better than that. Whether you will or not is a whole other story, but that's besides the point. You two need to be more mature, you'll never get anywhere in life acting like a little middle schooler.
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Kelli13 lolololololol. You mad bro?
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And I am a middle schooler. You
made yourself look stupid. Lololololol. You mad bro
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Kellli I completely agree with you. I got my period at 10. Kids learn things a lot younger these days. I know when I have kids they won't be able to date until they are at least in high school. And barkeep all you do is make YOURSELF look stupid. Do a little research. It might make you smarter.
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Lololololol you mad Ashley. Come on bro, admit it, you mad too.
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Barkeep9, that explains everything, you're a middleschooler. Immature, stupid, pathetic, and definitely a lowlife. I'm not mad, I'm just laughing at how stupid you are. It's great. Makes my day perfect seeing how stupid you make yourself. Thanks bro :)
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Your welcome bro. Glad I could help bro. But between you and me bro. We both know your mad on the inside bro.
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no, 15 or 16

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Way to give a reason. And your pregnant 12 year old reason doesnt work because I'm 13 and know plenty of couples my age who don't have pregnant girlfriends. 12 year olds already date and there isn't a high pregnancy rate. So yeah they should.
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Laurenmarie1230: You are absolutely right. What purpose will it serve, when kisses, and hugging and stroking turns the blood hot, for what? Sex? And what other purpose does it do? But a big distraction from studying and it will lead to abortions, sicknesses, and so much to lose and really nothing to gain. Lauremarie1230 you are a smart Lady, and your life will be a happy one with the family that you will evantually when the time is right, have, what a wonderful Mother you will make, without those loser's experiences. Your love will be for the family, you know you will be prepared for, GOD BLESS YOU, and all who have taken your Good Advice...
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If u want

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There's 5 year olds who date and kiss.... Wtf is wrong with the world today

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Sure, lol ;)

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No, kids that are 12 should still be playing with toys.

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They aren't mature enough =P
They may THINK they are, but even some 15 year olds aren't ready.

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NO way.... They dont have the maturity to start dating. They might wanna try to do something they saw on tv or something.

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No. Groups of kids going out together is ok but no dating. Kids are growing up WAY TO FAST now!!!!!!!

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No my sisters friend stared dating at 12 and got knocked up at 16

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I'd say that's too young.

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well, as long as they are not serious. I personally think it's dumb. and i'm only 13. yes i have had a girlfriend before, but she was more of a crush. it wasn't like, "OHMYGOSHNESS I LOVE HER! ....we shall be wed!"

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hmmm...lemme see. no...i don't think so. sorry.
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i just watched some of your videos.,
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like 2 days ago.
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Kids shouldn't start dating until they are at least old enough to drive themselves to where they are going.

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No. At 12 I can see developing a crush and holding hands, but that is as far as it should go.

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I've had bfs at 12 and I wouldn't recommend it it's not serious and we did nothing together so what's the point. So I rather wait until 16 or 17

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Why not my cousin dates he's five

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Takes her out on the big wheel?? I thought they only had one seat.
Liking a girl is not dating.
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Dating at the age of 5? You are kidding, right?
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Umm...not seriously... Like kissing and touching..

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I personally don't think that's right and I think it's kind of stupid. Kids at my school go out (aka hold hands and look at each other) and they are from ages 11-14...... Society is messed up...

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I think it depends on how mature that person is. Some 12 year olds act like 5 year olds and some act much older than they are (such as yours truly). But even then, nothing super serious.

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I started at 11

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No! More like 16+++.

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No that's too young at that age a kid should be enjoying their life wait because at that age you still have hormones everywhere and you don't know what love really is.
So like 16+

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If its ok with u and ur parents but i think thtz still too young

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Ya i started dating at 12 and now in 13 all they really do is hold hands and kiss

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no, kids should start out trying to be friends with the opposite sex at that age

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I started dating at 13 ...but my boyfriend was 12.......

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i think 12 is too young. 12 yr olds are no effence but nieve especially about dating so i think that a 12 yr old shouldnt date. i would have the child wait at least for a couple more yrs

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I'm 14 and I had my first little boyfriend when I was nine or ten years old. I don't really see a problem with it if it's just an in-school boyfriend. But if you're talking about going out on dates like to the movies or mall or whatever, then yes, that's a bit too young. You're twelve anyways, enjoy the single life, and don't grow up or move too fast. Chances are that you'll regret it.

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depends... whos asking... a 12 yr old or a parent?................ I think its important for kids that age to have both male and female friends... but u can just say "yes they should date!" because some kids arent ready..... and boys in particular now days dont even hit puberty till 13 or 14. They honestly dont understand romantic attraction.... so so i dont think they should declare their love that young....but hanging out with boys and girls is important in developign their social skills.... I think a kid should start dating when a) they feel like they need than extra connection. b) the RIGHT person is available and willing to fill the roll (hate people who date just so they can say they date) and c) when they are mature enough to know what it means, and what is expected of them, without unnecessary pressures.

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Dating culture ruined the youth. is it necessary? teach moral and ethical code to lead better life with good understanding. do not go wild in this respect.

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there are many priorities in life at this age. sensual dynamics will lead you to wrong destiny. listen to elders experiences. the basic objective of this site is to elevate character and conduct.
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NO.....too much unnecessary emotions that adolescent minds can't comprehend even though they are 12 going on 35

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In My Opinion, It Doesn't Really Matter Because You Are 12 Going To Be A Teen Soon. And As Long As Your Parents Are OK With It Then There Shouldn't Really Be A Problem.

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Uhmm. If he or she wants too. Then yes. Maturity has NOTHING to do with age. And it would actually be for the best. I mean, if she happenes to get hurt, it will teach her. Therefor for the better. If she doesnt get hurt. Then loook at that. Telling him or her NOT to date, is also giving her the thought of doing it behind youre back, and not being able to talk to you about things.

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hell no, only when you r ready. save yourself for when you can truly enjoy being in a relationship and don't fall under peer pressure.

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If you're now a mature and getting ready. I'm not saying it's too young...

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of course who cares

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I guess they could consider them bf gf, but it would really just be ''puppy love''.

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No way. They should be at least 16. You aren't ready at 12 to date anyone.

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i think they should have play dates but not real dates!
where they chill at they house and watch tv and eat takeout while the parents are doing there own think at the house and not being annying or nosey

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No...too young...I think around 15 or 16...then dating...if you start it all too young, what is there to look forward to...besides that, a lot of sexual activity can start taking place too young!

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Yes they should if they want i mean who knows i wasent alowed to date at that age and i got made fun of in school saying like no one likes me and that im gay and everything else and i got so mad at my mom but u should cause you dont know what happens outside the house because my mom dident let me have a boyfriend she made me more tempted to do stuff because i dident like anyone telling me what to do i dident listen or anything and i thik she/he should be able to go out!!!...

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Boy, whoever tells you, whats good for you, you then do what you want and then you have someone to blame, if only your mother had not told you to do that, well, she made you do it. Dear, if you keep this up, what a mess you'll make and then you know what to do, blame everyone around you. But the one that pays for their mistakes is still going to be you. You don't understand, when LOVE IS SPEAKING.
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No, it's too young! Personally I believe, people should not start dating until they finish high school! They should start dating in college! Does anyone agrees?

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yes for dating in college!!!

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no

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no dont get hurt

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yes! dating for those ages isn't having "it" or making out, it is just the boyfriend maybe paying for a movie or them holding hands. at that age, they are too shy to do anything wrong. it is completely fine

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Yes ,with a chaperone.

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Depends on what you mean by dating. If they have a little friend at school then thats fine but no 12 year old of mine is leaving the house to go on a date. Id say 17 is a fair age for that. Parents arent strict enough thats why so many 16 year olds are sitting at home with a one year old.

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A lot of kids in my school date around the age of 11. I think its alright. It'll mostly be just puppy love.

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