Is 15 too young for a relationship?

@karlle (221)
April 9, 2010 7:41am CST
Do you think that a 15 year old should be in a relationship already? If not, How old do you think is the right age to be in a relationship and why?
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@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
9 Apr 10
as a father yes it is, when you are 40.. lol. just kidding. yeah i would say it is. you're too young have to worry about all that. but i think maybe around 17 or 18, still go and enjoy life and worry about school work.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
Thanks dad syan...I do believe that a 15 years old needs to enjoy the company of his parents and siblings than to be involved in a relationship. Just my 5 cents :) Happy Mylotting!
• United States
9 Apr 10
anytime.. this is why most guys young or old dont like me much.. lol. told my daughter the samething, of course i heard DADDDDDDDD.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
Lol..she's just showing her affection to you..it's good thing than calling you counsellorrrrrrr :) LOL
@sheanne (440)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Hello karlle, I think at such a young age it's alright though there are some boundaries both should be aware of always. Teenager were too hot and premarital engagement happened most of the time which leads to early young teenage pregnancy. If involved in a relationship I think both parents should be aware of their friendship too, to be guided. I think it is best to start a relationship after college/university days.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
I agree with you sheanne. I just hope that teenagers would be able to read this so they can be enlighten. Thanks a lot :)
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@sheanne (440)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
You're most welcome karlle. I do really hope teenagers will be enlighten about your good discussion.
9 Apr 10
I believe that 15 is not too young for a relationship and if it was then there would be no boyfriend and girlfriend partnerships in school, Today's Teenagers are more mature now than they have ever been and it depends on the individual but I would say that most of them would be ready for a relationship.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
hi yah! thanks for the response lakerfanster :)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
First of all do you think that a 15 year old is already finished in his/her studies so that he or she can support himself/herself in a relationship? Do you think that at that early age being committed is necessary? When you said relationship, what comes to your mind? Youth these days think they are matured enough to decide on their own without the help of parents. If a person is not yet stable and is dependent financially on parents, well you don't have any rights to be in a relationship. Infatuation or crush as you can say is normal, but to be in such a relationship that you only think of this to set aside your responsibility as a student, as a son or daughter to your parents, then please by all means, grow up first and think of your priorities in life first.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
I do agree. I just really hope this discussion can reach out to youngsters out there. 15 is a sweet young age to enjoy and cherish. Thanks for the response.
@helman (115)
• Indonesia
9 Apr 10
I think its very young to make a relationship with others, besides that in this age, still cannot work or looking for money, or merried. But in some case not less that under this age perforce working hard cause her/his parrent ancapable keeping their life. And in my country to there is much and much vegrant childs have not house or parents.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
thanks for the response helman. :)
• India
9 Apr 10
Yes 15 is too young for a relationship. You will be very immature at this time. I think 22 is correct time for relationship.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
thanks for the response vamsimajeti...:)
@stanley777 (7175)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Well, it depends on his or her maturity..but I think that teens have to wait before entering a relationship- maybe 17 or 18 is fine..
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
Thanks stan for the response.. :)
@zashimi (148)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Yes, for me 15 is too young to be in a serious relationship. Crushes and flirting are alright, that's normal. But relationships need a certain degree of maturity. Not that I am saying all 15 yr olds are immature. But when you are at that age, its better that you enjoy life as a teen. At 15, you can have a full life even if you do not have a partner.
@karlle (221)
9 Apr 10
I agree with you. A 15 year old really needs not to rush to be involved in a relationship. Thanks for the response. :)
@Matpunk85 (1066)
• Italy
16 Apr 11
It depends for some reasons. Of course it's difficult for a 15 years old person to have a serious relationship with someone. If instead the relationship is only phisical there are not problem, but I don't like to see a big difference of age. I think at that age it's better to have relationship only with teenagers.
• United States
12 Apr 10
I think that it depends upon the people and the situation - how mature they are and what their idea of "dating" is. If they are just going to the movies and hanging out together and doing stuff as a "couple" but with a group of their friends, then I do not see what the problem is. If you try to forbid it, then they will only want to do it more. If it is rather harmless (like the things that I have mentioned) and you allow it, then it won't be as big of a deal for them. If they are meant to be, then the relationship will grow and mature as they do, but more probably it will fizzle out and they will realize that they are not meant to be together.
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
for me at 15 its better if they will just enjoy life first like go out with friends nor if bf then its alright but they must know their limitation like any possible pregnancy. life is too short and being teenage is also short so better enjoy it first coz once they become old enough its already a long way to go and they can do all the love they want. when i was 15 i just concentrated on my study and go out and have fun with friends, i dont even have bf that time. so i was able to graduate college. and i saw my previous high school classmate they already have kids without going to college and they just stay at home and their husband dont have good job so they always have arguments.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Hi Karlie, I think 15 is too young for a real serious relationship but at that age it might feel serious. I think it is ok to have a boyfriend/girlfriend at that age. If you date others when you are young you are better apt to have an idea of what type of person you want or don't want to be with when you are older.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
For me that's too young to be in a relationship. Okay, she can have crushes or can entertain suitors but no,no to get involved in a relationship. While in a relationship, you will be obliged to put much attention to your partner and if you do not...he will think that he is taken for granted. By doing this, studies and family is being neglected. He will ask for more...to prove your love to him until he ask that you both go to bed. And then after that what will happen to the girl... days will pass that the boy will find a new interest and that will leave the girl crying. I don't want this to happen to my daughter... hurting at an early age. At that age, she is not yet ready for that kind of pain in life. She should enjoy first her singleness, enjoy being with good friends. It is normal to have crushes, but just like that. She must attend to her studies first and try to learn how to be emotionally secure... When she's matured enough, she can do what she think is the right thing to do. Maybe, after her college studies, she is more than ready to be in a relationship.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I think 15 is too young too be in a serious relationship. They should gain more experience first in simple relationship and maturity.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Well for me it depends coz some of the them are responsible and some of them are not, but its a natural thing that they experienced, i think they should be guided by their parents so they would become open and more responsible;)
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
9 Apr 10
Yes I think 15 is to young to be in a serious relationship, I think that serious relationships should be for a much older age like 17 or 18 just my opion.
@coffeegurl (1470)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I don't think age is much of a factor as maturity is. I wasn't kissed 'till sweet 16, nor had I had a date. Girls are more mature than boys anyway. Relationships are more important when one is younger. They shape our visions of love and what the future holds for us. If our first experience with a boy is one where he just uses us after telling us nice things and then just throws the relationship away because we were just cheap entertainment for him, then we become bitter and it's harder for us to hope that all men are not like that.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
well yes, i think so.. people have their own level of maturity but it takes more than an age of 15 to be able to handle a relationship well - even friendship, family relationships and of course more so of romantic relationship...
@mrgeebee (133)
• United States
9 Apr 10
15 ? today normal to me , not good, most kids havent learned to piss past thier knees yet . Peer presure, tv shows like 16 and pregnant . Parents that both work . Key latch kids feel theyre ready for the worl . 17 is appropiate for most as long as some one has taught the birds and bees issues not learn in streets , books and on t v as most do today . Free birth control at clinics with out parental concent doesnt help issues either althouh it does keep most kids safe . What kids today dont realize is there is to many things that go wrong , today you get a kiss on the cheek for VDs we had as younger people , now aids ,chlmidia and all those other wonderful things , scary isnt it .
@soulburn (414)
• Romania
9 Apr 10
Well it's said that love doesn't have an age. But still at this age we must concentrate on learning and developing ourselves as good as we can to be prepared for the future. I am a bit heartless so I do not feel like having "teenage relationships" but feel free to express your feelings. Live your childhood however you like,but think what's best for you. Good luck.