When their ready To get married! What the heck is the point in teaching them that you go with someone till they don't like them anymore then they leave? Pretty much teaching them to get divorced whenever that feel it.
My grandmother (who raised me from a baby until I married at 20) told me that the PROM was invented to propel young people into the dating game. I believed her and that was my first date - PROM night. Everything was new and exciting. I stayed in school, always looking forward to that first date!!!! LOL
in my opinion, its about maturity and how you feel on the topic, never let anyone tell you you are to young for love. its about a mind set not and age. you can love whenever you feel mature enough to take on the commitment that comes with a relationship. you also have to be able to handle the pain that can come attached. (not that in all cases it does.) it all depends on how you see things. but know that you have to truly and completely love yourself before you can love someone else. YEAH THAT'S DEEP <3
when your a teen and feel like your ready to take responsibility on the guy/chick you guys both need to be mature and not make a mistake by getting prego at a young age lol that happened to me but yeah when you feel like you guys are both in love and ready for a relationship i hope i helped :)
when you are mature enough not to make the wrong decisions, and know what you are up to, and know how to deal with serious relationships. Also, if you are smart enough to just get your experience out of the way and use your mistakes as guidelines for your future relationships.
Most of the answers here are really low, which suggests to me a lot of very young people answering who don't really understand what dating is (supposed to be) about. It seems like the answers are more attuned to when these people would like to start dating than when they should start dating. Putting the cart before the horse. Someone actually said '16, because you shouldn't date at a young age'. But in another 16 years they'll suddenly realize that 16 is still just a baby. ;)
Casual Dating - going in groups, or bowling, enjoying company without physical contact - When you are mature enough to be juggling school, work, church, family, doing well at all of that and looking at long term effects of short term decisions... When you know yourself as well as your loved ones (best friends, family) know you, and can be strong enough not allow exterior influence to change the path you know is right for you... Relationships (more than casual dating) should come when you have been best friends with someone long enough for them to know the "beautiful" and "ugly" within you and visa vera, when despite knowing all this about each other you think this might possibly be the forever person for your life... this is the dating that involves physical contact, holding, kissing, etc.
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I think that when the person is ready to begin exploring what a relationship with another person means is a good time. So it is definitely subject to the individual's maturity and ability to 'think with a level head'. Dating is supposed to be a way to learn how to cooperate with other people. It is important to date, but it is more important to ensure that dating is used as a tool to support personal and interpersonal growth, rather than a means to cancel a social stigma. A good estimate would be late 14+ for casual dating and 19+ for more serious engagements. Again all subject to the individual's preparedness.
Also I guess this would depend on sexual maturity as well seeing that an unprepared individual could make a bad decision and not really know there own limits.
I don't think there is a certain age and neither should be a certain age, but, I think that people should start dating when you know that you're finally responsible enough, when you have the right level of maturity - basically, when you're ready.
Some people will start dating just 'cause they like someone and they don't even care about being responsible and mature. People develop in maturity and responsibility in their own time and at their own pace - they could be ready by a young age, or it might even be by the time they're out of college or university. Once someone's reached the right level of maturity, and knows the responsibilities involved, then they're ready to be able to start dating.
I think it depends on your maturity level and what you are looking for. I think that if you want to start dating at 12 that's fine as long as you are not going to go out and get pregnant as soon as possible. But be prepared for people to say it is too young but for me personally i believe that you are never to young to be in love. i also think that you should ask your parents first as well before anything else.
I would have to say around the age of Sixteen, I'm only 13 and I've seen too many of my friends dating since they were in fifth grade, and none of the relationships lasted longer than a week, except for very few, and very rare cases, one really. But if your mature enough, I'll have to say like fifteen, but if your not, I'll gotta say seventeen, for some people, mostly my friends because their morons, but obviously, your not one of my friends, soo...
Okay, seriously people? 10?! 11?! They are little kids! I am 16 and I don't even feel the need of having a boyfriend. In 6th grade I saw little kids dating. I asked them what they did as a couple and they said hold hands and say talk to each other at school. That's not dating, that's friendship, children. I think that instead of people rushing into relationships, people should take some time and actually do something worth the effort. (^_^)