How old are you when you started dating?

@daryljane (3439)
Philippines
May 19, 2007 5:10pm CST
Was your parents OK when you dated early? For Ladies : Did they permit you going out with the guy or they'd rather have the guy visit you at home so that they can see you both? For Guys : do you want to visit the ladies at their houses or depend on when you're already ready to meet their parents... i started dating at the age of 16...but my parents had a strict rule of having the guy visit me at home rather then meeting him somewhere else...although we go to the same school, when my parent found out that i have this mutual understanding with the guy, they made it clear that i cant go out unless they meet the guy personally..but it turned out fine actually, because, he is able to visit me anytime and he can personally ask my parents permission if he wanted to date me out.. please do share your experience...thanks!
2 responses
@NatashaG (100)
• United States
20 May 07
I wasn't allowed to date a guy until I turned 16. But I was allowed to have a boyfriend. When I started dating, we were only allowed to go off together if the guy came to the house and asked my father if he could take me out. The answer was always yes but the guys always got the speech about respecting me and all from my father. I also had to be home by curfew and the guy had to come to the door to get me and drop me off by walking me to the door. Once I got older they obviously didn't ask but my husband did ask my father if he could marry me. It was an emotional time for my mom but she was soo happy that my husband had enough respect for them to ask for my hand.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
21 May 07
i agree! thats what happened to me...the guy has to ask my parents if he can take me out...same thing, all the sermons he can get from my mom but still i can go out..that was funny but it did helped a lot..to those guys who wanted me out and cant come to the house has to back off when they know the rules! lolz!
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
19 May 07
Hello,daryljane,I start dating when i was 20 years(pretty old):P.It is definitely not early and my parents give me total freedom on it,they let me do what i want,my ex boyfriend always visited me when we were in relationship,he even slept over in my home,but my parents were very open minded with it. It might be quite trouble for the guy to ask your parents for permission every time you went out,but it showed that he really loved you.:P
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
19 May 07
thats what they always tell me...if the guy is able to ask their permission to ask me out, then theyre serious..because they thinks that if the guy is playing around, then they cant face the parents...i dont believe in that before but now that im a parent myself, i understand why they did it.