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Realistically, what do you think is a good age to let your teenager......

start dating? 14,15,16,17,18?

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Asked by TeeHas3 at 11:47 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • 16 in my opinion if you mean going out with guys to actual places on dates. Now actually having a boyfriend and talking to them on the phone and seeing them at school, I think like 13 or 14. Im sure you mean going on dates though :) AND I think a lot of it depends on how mature and how good a kid/teenager is and how much you can trust them.

    Answer by misspriss_1987 at 11:50 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • 16 was the age my parents gave me and I think its a pretty good. one. Before that age, most little relationships kids have are pretty meaningless. However, I still had restrictions on the types of dates I could on and a time that I had to be home. Those can be decided based on your trust level with your child and the type of person he/she brings home.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 11:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I think it all depends on the kid and how mature they are. My kids are not allowed to date before the age of 16, but we will see how mature they are, and if I think they are ready then, fine, if not, we will revisit the subject at 17, and then again at 18 if still not ready.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 11:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I was allowed to go on group dates to shool dances and functions when I turned dates to movies at 16 ...dates at 17.

    Answer by dmbutler at 11:52 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • * school oops!

    Answer by dmbutler at 11:53 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • When ever they start Highschool. Before that they can do group dates, but they have to wait til HS to start doing one on ones.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:53 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My kids aren't at that age yet but I think its important to make them feel like they don't need to hide the fact they are dating. Maybe I would set boundries of where they go and what they do for different ages but saying no to dating sounds like trouble to me.

    Answer by seturkey at 11:54 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • It depends on maturity. I think 14 is too young for one on one date. I think that group dates would be ok at that age, though. I think 15 or 16 is good for single dates, though.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 11:54 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • when they turn13 they can go on group dates at 16 they can go on 1on1 dates thats what it was for me and that is what it going to be for my kids

    Answer by Paigesmommy78 at 12:03 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • i would say 14, maybe 15. With rules and curfews of course!

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 12:21 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

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