Recently, the children of two close friends have begun dating. So I threw the question out there to the World Wide Web: "At what age did you or will you allow your children to start dating? And it made me realize that we, as parents, have a pretty wide range of ideas on what age kids should be allowed to start dating and even on what dating means at various ages.I don't want to be overly protective and strict like my parents were but I also don't want to be too permissive.By the way, my husband was a late bloomer and started dating at 19. A Confused Mother Dear Mother, I completely understand why you are confused.Depends on the kid - and the date My parents said 16. It also depends on your relationship with your kid and how well you trust him/her, plus the boy/girlfriend and other friends.The dating sneak attack My Dad always said no dating until I was 16.This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
This conversation will help you figure out if your child is ready.
It is supposed to be fun and adventurous, and if you keep an open mind and stay patient you'll be meeting new dates in no time.
Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
I didn't sneak around and date either because I didn't want to get into trouble with my parents.