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Dating

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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What age do you think is appropriate to start dating? Not just group dates but dates as just a couple also.

by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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16 withoout group or chaperone

nicole.mazer
by Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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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

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Oct. 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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punkinsmom0106
by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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Depends on the kid, but 14-16ish most likely

fammatthews4
by Trisha on Oct. 7, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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16 for one on one dates with no supervision.
GleekingOut
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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Depends on the kid - I made mine wait until 18.

bizzeemom2717
by Jen on Oct. 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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 Depends totally on kid and situation.

Niccalyn
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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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. 

drfink
by Emily on Oct. 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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 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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