What age do you think is appropriate to start dating? Not just group dates but dates as just a couple also.
16 withoout group or chaperone
14 if it's a group date or chaperone
16 if it's a one-on-one date, unchaperoned
My girls are 15 and 13 - 9th grade and 7th grade
Depends on the kid, but 14-16ish most likely
Depends on the kid - I made mine wait until 18.
Depends totally on kid and situation.
Depends on the situation. My daughter was going on 'group dates' at 12, but there was nothing more than hand holding going on. Those were always supervised by an adult. At about 14 she started going on group outings to movies where they were allowed to be without an adult for a couple of hours. She started one-on-one dating at 16, with a boy her same age whom we knew. They didn't go on that many dates alone during the 6 months they dated, primarily because they didn't have time! But they did go to the movies once or twice, on a picnic, and to play putt-putt once. Mostly they hung out at one another's homes. She is turning 17 in a couple of months and a 20 year old somehow got hold of her number (she met him through friends) and has been texting her. I let her know in no uncertain terms she will not be leaving the house with a 20 year old! So yes, totally situation-dependent imo.
Sophomore year.My daughter turned 16 during the year but after homecoming.She was asked by a junior that could drive.We let her go.
All my children turn 16 soph year so they can date once school starts.
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