Some people even prefer not to date anyone except when they start a real relationship.I think that you can start dating once you know what love is. That would be up to the parents to decide, and may vary depending on their assesment of the child's maturity as well as their own ethical beliefs.
What the experts say Most recommend 15 and 16 as the ideal ages to begin dating.
For Ron Eagar, a pediatrician at Denver Health Medical Center, the magic number is 16.
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The Great Debate The answer depends on a variety of factors, including personality and maturity level.
But if you're not old enough, either wait, or just let the love pass.
You're probably not going to like the same person your entire life!
Most teenage dates do not result in sexual activity, but it is important that they are aware of the risks and issues.
Listen, if you like somebody, the first step is to get to know the person. Then third, if you're old enough, you ask him/her out.
When you meet someone who is real nice, treats you right, and you're comfortable, go for it. It does not matter what age, all that matters is that you care about that girl/guy. The appopriate age for a teen to start dating should really be determined by them, they should understand the concept of dating and make sure they can handle the affects that come from having a boyfriend/girlfriend both good and bad . If you are the parent, get in touch with the boy/girlfriend's parents to make sure they know all the facts.
It is generally a good idea for teens to understand contraception and transmission of STI's.
It’s obvious a lot has changed among teens in recent years.