"But I didn't start dating until I was 18," says Mom. According to one survey, nearly half of teens between the ages of 11 to 14 years old are dating. More and more parents are faced with this dilemma today.Circle of Moms member Lynn W., whose sixth grade son is among the youngest in his class, worries that some of his friends already have girlfriends."I think 11 -12 is still too young for that stuff...By Julie Baumgardner A young mom was talking with her 8-year-old daughter about her day at school when the daughter revealed she had a boyfriend.Mom, in her infinite wisdom said, “You are really too young to have a boyfriend.” The little girl told her mother she had heard it at school from her friends who heard it from their older siblings. Many parents have the belief, “nobody talked to me about dating and I turned out pretty good so what’s the big deal?
You see the magazines, TV shows, and movies that tell you how you’re young, and you should date a lot of people before you get married.
He is clear on whom you should date and why you should date.
When it comes to Christian dating, you live according to a different standard – God’s. There are some solid reasons why God asks us to live a certain way, and dating is no different.
Today, the average age for a person to begin dating is 13. Research has shown that serious adolescent relationships before either partner is emotionally mature can have detrimental effects for identity formation and even life and health.
Adolescents who are dating because of peer pressure or a need to belong can experience significant disappointment.