What age would you allow your daughter to start dating?
- 13Vote A
- 16Vote B
- 18Vote C
- Whatever age she wantsVote D
- A different ageVote E
Most Helpful Girl
Whenever she feels like it. I got my first "serious" crush at the age of 12, and at that time I felt like I was old enough to be together with someone. Of course it was puppy love and the thought of having sex didn't cross my mind. I only thought about hugging, holding hands and kissing, nothing more. If I raise my daughter(s) right, I'll trust them enough to make their own judgments when it comes to dating and relationships. Trying to prohibit a child from doing certain things is hurtful, it will only make them want to do the forbidden things even more. Take drinking, for example. I'm not a huge fan of alcohol, but my brother likes it. When he turned 15 or something, he told my parents truthfully that he was attending parties where people were drinking. My parents said it was OK, and even bought him a beer or two, but ONLY if he promised that he was only going to drink his own drinks, and not anyone else's. He turned out just fine, and him and I have always been very honest with our parents because they're honest with us.
Some of my friends didn't have it as easy though. Their parents completely forbid them from drinking any kind of alcohol, but ALL of my friends still did it anyway. Only instead of being honest, they lied. So really, what's better in this case? Being honest and able to monitor what your child does, or prohibit them from doing anything and denying the fact that they're probably still doing it anyway behind your back? I think the same goes for relationships and dating. The stricter the rules, the more rebellious they'll want to be.0