I'm a teenage girl, shouldn't be worrying about this stuff, but I just seem even more distracted by the dating world when I'm not in it. Should I enter this 'realm'?
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Well... over repression can lead to a build up of expectations, which may cause you to go crazy when you actually do start dating (the same way that people who never drink when they're teens sometimes go crazy with drinking when they hit 21).
In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with dating when you're a teen, as long as you don't take it too seriously and are somewhat cautious. Dating now will give you more experience for when you are in your 20's.
From what I've seen, the main problem people have when they first start dating is not what age they start, but how they go about it. The single biggest problem is jumping into a relationship you're not ready for, whether that be emotional or sexual.
From what I've seen, people who are inexperienced with dating are equally likely to make that mistake, regardless of if they start when they're 13 or if they start when they're 25. But if you start when you're a teenager, you have one advantage that you won't have when you're older, which is that your parents are still looking out for you. It's not much of an advantage, because most teens keep their parents out of their lives as much as possible, but parents can stop you from making really bad decisions when you're young. That's no longer the case when you're an adult.0