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Teen Dating

How young is too young to be dating?

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Asked by AdrianaS at 5:31 PM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Younger than 16.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 5:32 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Our kids can't have one on one dates until Highschool. But I have never seen Group Dates as real Dates, so those are okay through middle school... But I figure if they are old enough for Highschool they are old enough to date.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:33 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • i had my first "boyfriend" at 12. we would hang out at friends houses, school events, our parents would drop us off at the mall, etc. - it was cute, no sex or anything like that. i had my first real relationship at 16.
    so yeah it depends on the type of dating.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 5:33 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • To young under 16.

    Answer by louise2 at 5:34 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • 14 and under I think is too young.

    Answer by JaLayah at 5:36 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • anything under 16.

    Answer by okmommy08 at 5:45 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • We are going to let our kids go on group outings (not dates) starting at age 14. At age 16 they will be allowed double dates (that way they have a safety net it anything goes wrong). And they can go on single dates at 18.

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 6:13 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • I think it depends on the maturity of your child and the "type" of date. Going to the movies on a Sat afternoon for a responsible daughter - we let her go at 14. Going out the movies on a Sat night, she went at 16.

    Answer by MomIWant at 7:48 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • 16 is a good age to start.

    I agree that it depends on maturity levels but you have to also consider the maturity levels of other parties also attending this date.

    Answer by marchar2002 at 11:10 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Some of it depends on the maturity level of the teens involved, but it is generally not a good idea to be going on one on one dates younger than 15/16.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:03 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

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