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at what age

is it good to let your kids date?

My dd is 14, and she's gone on a few supervised group dates since summer started

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MamaMelMel

Asked by MamaMelMel at 4:14 AM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Kids are so different from each other. Many young people are "dating" in large groups very early. Cultural groups that have frequent social outings some weekly or more often have teens choosing to see each other at those gatherings. This is a type of dating. A 14 year old can not go off in a car on a date without an adult. Are we talking about taking the youngsters to a school function where they will attend together?
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:20 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Actual dates? 16. After all, to be able to actually date one must be able to drive. Of course, there are other opportunities to spend time with friends, such as school dances and football games.
    justnancyb

    Answer by justnancyb at 8:31 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Depends on the child-I could say 12 or 21 just depends.
    momto3infl

    Answer by momto3infl at 8:29 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • It depends.. here in CT there are very strict driving laws. I personally don't consider it a real date unless they go somewhere in a car together and here they can't drive with passengers (other than immediately family) until they are 18.
    FeelinYummy

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 10:29 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Depends on their maturity level but as far as age group supervised at 14 is great single no supervision....lets see what DH says.....he said 40 I say 16 -17
    4_28_bbboy

    Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 1:03 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Depends on the kid - their maturity, trustworthiness, etc., as well as your ability to get to know the person they are going on a date with. Luckily my daughter wasn't really interested in dating...
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

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