Asking Yourself if You’re Ready Seeking Advice From Others Considering Your Cultural or Religious Background Community Q&A You may be asking yourself if you’re old enough to have a boyfriend or begin dating.
There isn’t one easy answer that fits everyone, since you may have strict parents, or, or a unique cultural or religious background.
Oyebode said the issue of allowing her daughter go on dates has led to a series of heated discussions between them.
Two Saturdays ago, the 16-year-old daughter of a school proprietor, Mrs.
Abiodun Oyebode, had insisted on going a date with one of her male friends, despite her mother’s refusal.
One of the questions asked was, “At what age is it okay to date?
” The respondents overwhelmingly chose 16 (74%) as the appropriate age, followed by 14 (23%). No wonder parents get gray hairs and are so confused.
You’ll need to ask yourself some questions as well as ask the advice of people you trust to help you decide if it’s time to have a boyfriend.
CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller chatted about it with group of middle-schoolers and high-school freshmen from Hackensack, N. She says those views aren't what they used to be regarding the appropriate age to begin to date."I think it doesn't really matter about age too much, if you feel like a relationship could mean something to you," said Jane, 14.
We need to teach them about the delicate parameters of dating including when to say yes or no to physicality and sex.
We need to talk about how to judge their readiness for getting involved in relationships.
Dear Kim, Thank you for your excellent question and for your patience in waiting for my response!
It is a relevant question, in a society that pushes dating at such a young age.
Ever since she turned 16, she thinks she is now old enough for such. I didn’t grow up that way; my parents never allowed me go out with boys, even when I turned 20.