Honestly I think you should not date until after high school. If you go online there so many stories of girls being abuse when in high school. I know not everyone gets abused but once you do get abused your way of thinking of dating people, loving someone changes completely. I have been abused (emotionally and I guess sexual abused by my ex) and to this day I don't cry much about it. But its still bothers me once and while. I really wish when people talk to girls ro guys in high school I wish they bring up abuse more then sex. I think young people need to know more about abuse then sex even thou sex goes hand and hand in abuse too.
Most cases the youngest is in the teenage years when people begin dating, but it all building a foundation and learning and trying to understand the basics and fundamentals and gain knowledge and experience about dating. I don't think Relationships in younger ages last as long as they had compared to the previous generations.