12-14 is a big age range. 14 year olds can be in 8th or 9th grade while 12 year olds can be in elementary school
I mean kids "date" which just means talking on the phone and holding hands and stuff which is fine. but I don't really see where 12 year olds need to be going "on dates"... 14 is rather different. at 14 I went to the movies with groups of friends and my "girlfriend" I feel like that is ok.
Absolutely, and not because it is cute so much as a normal part of social development that everyone does at some point. You may as well do it at an age where you can get help from respected older family members if you need it.
It depends. Dating at that age usually amounts to nothing more than texting and sitting together at lunch. Maybe the occasional awkward date tot he mall, so I see it as pretty harmless, they usually don't even last long anyway.
Both of you would know nothing in life and have nothing to enjoy because you do not understand nothing yet at your age. Just think about two 6 years old dating, and it is exactly the way we view your question.
Well it probably won't last but i dont see anything too wrong with it besides maybe promoting sex at a young age. I know someone who started dating someone at age 14 and now they have been together 12 years
Please explain to me how you plan on doing the standard dating things?
- How will you get to your dates? NOTHING more embarrassing than having your mom drive you and your "boyfriend" on your dates. - How will you pay for your dates? If you say your parents will give you money basically means that they may as well be dating your boyfriend, not you. - Where will you go? You can't get into movies alone and you'll get weird looks if you go to dinner.
Like... it's stupid. You can hold hands at school and sit by each other at lunch but... then what? Nothing.
I'm a little torn. For my own kid I would say no but I've been around young teens and pre-teens who aren't allowed to date but sneak around anyway. I know my friends niece isn't allowed to date (along with her boyfriend) but they still do it. When she came down to visit she told me because she knows I can keep a secret. Even though I know her aunt and Dad's stance on it. I found it hypocritical because I know they dated around that age even though they weren't suppose to. In the end it's up to the parents. If I did allow it when I do have kids I would probably allow it so I have more control over it.
I always thought it was a little dumb and still do. No one has been able to answer this question yet, but how is it dating when you can't even drive? Really. Personally, I think 16 is a fair age to begin depending on the kids involved. But then again, there is so much stress and drama in high school already! And grades really count, so getting distracted isn't good. Also, 12-14 are the last few years you really don't have any responsibility and really no actual worries. Why throw away your last years of childhood over some guy you will more than likely cry over and not end up with?
I think there isn't really an ideal age when to date. I think it's necessary for your social and emotional development. Just don't do anything you don't want to and be safe. I had my first boyfriend when I was 14 and I don't regret it at all. I just wanted to know how it is to have a boyfriend and that's how it went. We're still good friends by the way.
I chose B but I don't really think it is idiotic. I just think it is unecessary at that time. It is okay to have a crush on someone but when you go into a relationship there are certain expectations that there will be a deep emotional, mental, and physical connection. Honestly the sexual stuff should not come into play until high school or college but when young people are in relationships they tend to assume that's just what you do. I think you should wait.
If I could, I would take back the majority of my relationships away and I'm 15. To be honest, they never really result in anything serious and can destroy friendships. I'd advise not to, but it's your decision. The best advise I can't give you is think it through and don't ask from anyone else's advice. No one else would understand the whole situation on personal matters like this, so you can't rely on someone else to make this decision for you, when it's essential for you to make it.