But here are some general guidelines from my experience: 1. What is quite different these days is that you are almost as likely to be questioned by your peers, the parents of your children’s friends, They will say: “These are different times. Once you are confident your son or daughter has met these standards, sit them down, let them know how much you admire who they are and who they’re becoming.
This said, it is a simple truth of life that if you act differently from the way the majority does, you will be misunderstood by most.
If they are referring to actually spending time alone with their date then I have to say that around the age of 16 seems to be the magic number. Not Forgetting to Maintain Friendships While Dating AND 7.
And, you must make it clear what your rules and expectations are other than age. Whether or Not They Are Permitted to Drive With The Date 4. Keeping You Informed About Their Whereabouts & Changes in Plans Having said all of the above I must tell you that I think that dating serves a very important purpose.
Yet other teens do go on dates with each other that are somewhat more formal where one member of the couple picks up the other one in a car for an afternoon or evening together that has been pre-planned.
They may have more trouble expressing their feelings. I believe that kids should be able to start "dating" at ages 13 or 14, if they want to.At a young age, it can also be important for parents to meet the person their child wants to date.If teens are 16 and dating, they should be able to drive and pick up their dates.I think that for dating where one person is picking the other up, 16 is obvious because that is the driving age.But my personal opinion is that if they want to go to a movie or other activity together, and a parent will drop them off and pick them up from that activity, I think 13 or 14 is perfectly Ok.