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Generally when I dated, I wasn't ready to tell my parents, so I would lie about who I was hanging out with etc. Ton of lying. I don't regret it to this day... but I did tell my friends who I was out with and where I was etc.
Truthfully, I can't imagine telling someone younger than 18 to lie to their parents, but just be safe and tell someone at least. Double dates are good; less awkward, more people, silly conversations, you aren't alone, you can mention a group of people when you tell your parents, and it's safer.1