What is the Appropriate Age to Date

@ayuzawa (412)
Philippines
July 9, 2018 10:36am CST
I was in my Facebook just earlier and was quite entertained about the members of this group page that I am in when they posted this question. I thought I would asked the same question here most especially to those who are guardians or parents. Well of course I have to answer it myself too.. I started dating when I was 17 but we were really never allowed to have a boyfriend unless we finished school. It was all just an infatuation situation and it wasn't really a serious thing, just in a crush level that's confessed to each other. All just dinner and text level. It was kept secret to my parents, eventually the guy found a girlfriend and that's all. Looking at the younger generation now, I am 31 now btw. I still think kids should always be reminded to focus on reaching their goals so they will be diverted to whatsoever worst situation they could be into rather than them finding a bf or a gf as a hobby. It's kinda weird and off to me looking at kids as early as 9 years old now doing more than having a crush. What do you think fellow myLotters?
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@cttolledo (4446)
• Philippines
10 Jul
I started dating at age 22, very late bloomer! Though I have suitors during my high school and college days, I preferred not to entertain any because of my commitment to my father not to have a boyfriend while studying. But nowadays, since we are now in a modern world, I think 18 is the ideal age for dating and 20 is the ideal age in entering into a romantic relationship.
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@ayuzawa (412)
• Philippines
10 Jul
fathers' reasons are always reasonable i guess it's funny when youre still single after college they are even the ones pushing you to date hehe
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@cttolledo (4446)
• Philippines
10 Jul
@ayuzawa Exactly happening to me now! they're desperately worried why I am not planning to settle down.. just weird! My father is worried already and is keep on telling me about marrying.
@JustBhem (36662)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jul
I started dating when I was 16 and got a serious relationship when I was 18. Youngsters of today are very aggressive when it comes to having a relationship. They are very eager to feel the pain of loving. I have cousins who married very young and have kids at the young age which before we didn't consider it. Is it because this is what they see on TV and the Internet.
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@ayuzawa (412)
• Philippines
10 Jul
i guess it is because the media is more vulgar now and just about business, never really thought about the welfare of the young as long as they benefit. during my days, at 12, my friends and I were still playing paper dolls and dirt, now, the younger ones are glued to their tablets, phones and all about dating and hooking up
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@JustBhem (36662)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jul
@ayuzawa Even my 3-year-old niece knows and talks about the boyfriend (my boyfriend). The way she says it there is a malice. It's like where did she get this kind of thought?
@Fliafaith (313)
• Nairobi, Kenya
9 Jul
There is no appropriate age, as long as you feel you are ready, then you can go ahead and date
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@ayuzawa (412)
• Philippines
10 Jul
yes but if i am a parent i think i prefer my child to date after she finishes her college ??
@swissheart (6467)
• Romania
9 Jul
it depends from one individual to another
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@ayuzawa (412)
• Philippines
10 Jul
and also knowing their limitations as of the moment when they are still young.
@1hopefulman (28362)
• Canada
9 Jul
I think that one should only date when they are ready to get married.
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@ayuzawa (412)
• Philippines
10 Jul
it's the same sentiments with my parents before. when we want to date while we are studying, my dad warns us that we should stop going to school and continue dating instead because it's an interruption to studies.
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• Quebec, Quebec
9 Jul
16-17 seem like a good time, but it always depends. It's not the same age for everyone.
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@ayuzawa (412)
• Philippines
10 Jul
i think so too and as long as the parents won't lack any reminders when the teen is starting dating.
@Berrygal (4373)
10 Jul
I don't think there's a specific time I just believe in maturity. Let the person get matured physically, mentally, emotionally and otherwise