dating at what age

United States
September 8, 2007 11:36am CST
Was wondering how mylot friends feel about the appropriate age for a teenager to go on dates..my step daughter is 15 is she old enough to go on dates in your oppionion?
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Honestly I think it should be different for each teen....I mean it really does boil down to whether or not you or any parent trusts their child to behave accordingly, are they mature enough etc and also things like how are their grades....whats their performance like in school and so on.... My son had his first real girlfriend at the age of 13 BUT I trust him..he knows how to treat a girl properly, his grades have been excellent (minus a spell he had last yr after this new kid started hangin with him..grr thats a story all in itself) and so on... I would say that if you feel comfortable and trust your daughter on all levels INCLUDING following whatever boundries you set for her in this area then I dont think 15 is too young..but only you and her father can know for sure...
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@angela2006 (1846)
• China
8 Sep 07
I think it is old enough.as a matter of fact,nowadays,there are so many ways that affect our kids,so to some extent,they are mature earlier in mental.if they want to date,to be honest with you,we can not prevent them because they have been grown up.so what we can is just provide them a suitable channel.
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• Pakistan
21 Mar 08
i think u have to find some opnme for her marriage adn not send her at date.
@bobet17 (158)
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
I think Its up to them as long as they already know what they are doing,well dating is just like having friends,For me 15 years old is enough to go out with someone,but you have to be there always to talk to her anytime so that you will know what is going on.
• United States
16 Sep 07
i think she should til shes 16 theres alot of bad things that happen now a days ess to girls talk to her about the dangours today and make sure she hasta to b home not to late in the nite im 18 now, and i believe that this is the right thing to do
@agnescav (566)
• United States
9 Sep 07
My children are 21 - 25 years old and I still haven't got a clue what would be the right age to date! The 21-year-old is already married and divorce. The 24-year-old has been engaged for two years and isn't planning a wedding that i know of. They all had different experiences at varying ages so it is really difficult to tell unless you know the person well. I guess you and your husband will have to decide this one together!
@wisconsin26 (3861)
• United States
9 Sep 07
15 maybe but 16 would be better.. I don't know i think when my son gets to that age i think 16 is when i would let him, They tend to be more responsible at that age than at 15 i know it's a year difference but that's just my oppion!
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
9 Sep 07
I think it depends on the teenager - on their maturity and taste in partner. I was allowed to 'date' at 12 or 13, but I only ever really started at 15, and I'm still with my first serious boyfriend from that age. I think it's important that you meet the person they wish to date, and that they're a decent person. Telling someone that they're just too young to date, regardless of their maturity and taste is a bit archaic, I think. If there's someone your step-daughter likes, and he/she seems alright, and your she is mature and intelligent about it, she is definitely ready - we have to let them go at some time, right =P
@khazeemee (288)
• Philippines
9 Sep 07
18 yrs old is in my opinion would be enough to go out on a date, ..