Sorry hit enter by mistake...
Anyway, our eldest is almost 11. We are pretty laid back parents about somethings (i don't mind blue streaks in her hair, make up, etc..).. and strict on others.
Recently, in a parenting group in church... one family (that we respect) mentioned that they set a rule (a serious one) that their kids aren't one-on-one dating until they are 18. They feel that there really is no reason for a private date prior to that age.
I really can't disagree with them. I started hanging out with boys (going out and dating and such) when I was 12. The results weren't good... But I was also very independent and can't imagine having that much control over my kid when they are 15-17 years old....
DH revealed that he has felt the same way as this couple for a while now, but he hasn't mentioned it yet.
What do you think?
What age will you allow your daughters (and sons) to go out on one-one dates? What age are group dates appropriate? How will you (or have you) handle(d) the dating age?