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Is it normal to have a child that is afraid to date or have a gf? My son has three girls he texts on and off but refuses to date. He is 14.


Asked by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I would be happy if my son was friends with girls at 14 and not be pressuring him to date anyone.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:10 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • He will when he is ready.............................

    Answer by older at 7:12 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • 14 is pretty young for "real" dating. They don't even drive yet, so it's hard to actually ask a girl out. At that age, I think it's normal, and easier for them to do group activities, and just text and talk rather than actually date. I think it's probably better too. I sure wouldn't be encouraging dating at 14.

    Answer by ohwrite at 7:15 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Fourteen is too young to date. Don't pressure him.

    Answer by CometGirl at 7:24 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Be glad he doesn't want to. Trust me he will when he is ready. Save the headaches for later!!

    Answer by wallmom1 at 7:33 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • He might just like them as mates n don't wana date his still young

    Answer by mellibear at 7:13 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • He is only 14. What is the rush?

    Answer by mompam at 8:00 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • He's too young to be dating anyway.
    Because he doesn't want to doesn't mean he's afraid to date. Some kids just know they're not ready.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:43 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • How lucky you are!! Give him time. ;)

    Answer by elizabr at 8:06 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • He's only 14!! At his age, girls are probably rather terrifying creatures. Give him time and leave him alone. If he's still afraid 10 years from now, then start to worry.

    Answer by ceallaigh at 8:07 PM on Nov. 2, 2010