An appropriate age to date is 16 or 17 years old. If you are any younger than that it means nothing except that you should only be movie friends or skating friends. You have to be mature enough to make good choices for yourself.
Well once your mature and know how to make wise decisions ... Maturity comes with age... I didn't have a serious "boyfriend" until 18 (I wasn't fully mature but sure bets the maturity I had at 16)... And we ended up getting married eventually.. All the other guys I hanged with were just friends, no romantic connections
14,15,16 and above because at the age of 12 and 13 you need to focus on your studies I'm not trying to say that 141516 your not suppost to study it's just that at 12 and13 your suppost to focus on when you get older or when you get to high school or college
i would say 13-18 its better to explore a bit to find out how to work stuff and if your grades go down it just means your not ready/mature enough for example i had my first boyfriend when i was 14 and i guess i learned more on relationships but it also depends what type of person u are