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What age do you think a person should date?

Asked by LazyMe10 (449points) 3 months ago

I’ve always wondered what others thought about the age limit to start dating. I know some parents don’t care but then some do especially if the person is wayyyy to old for there kid.

But what do you think is best for a young person to start dating? An if you don’t think someone so young should date, do you think they should wait til the older and more mature?

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ragingloli's avatar

The age of consent, because a date always carries the risk of ending in intercourse.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Four years older than whatever age they are when they first ask permission.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

It depends on the two dating and their maturity level. I know 40 years olds who are too immature to have healthy dating relationships.

chyna's avatar

A friend of mine with 2 pre teens says 30.
I say group dating at 14. One on one dates at 16.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

I was not allowed to date until 16, and then it had to be at least a double date. And, mother had to know all of the kids and parents. It was way more trouble than it was worth to me so I didn’t even fool with it until the summer before senior year when I met the man who would be my husband.

I didn’t let my daughters date until 16 either but they had boyfriends who camped out at my house a lot. Teenage boys eat so much…...............they made my grocery bill increase by a lot. There’s a lot of fun memories though.

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ucme's avatar

Whatever age their respective parents deem appropriate because they probably know a helluva more than any of you lot do, that’s kinda how parenting works.
Hilarious how many times non parents think they can spew shite on stuff like this & get away with it :D

chyna's avatar

Since I’m a non parent please disregard my answer.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My dad wouldn’t let me go on a car date until I was old enough to throw the guy out and drive myself home.

LazyMe10's avatar

@chyna I actually like your answer. I’m not a parent either but I have helped raise a lot of my younger cousins. I don’t plan to have any kids, I’ll just adobt later; I’m already an adult but I don’t want to go through the whole birthing process.

LazyMe10's avatar

@Dutchess_III I’m so sorry, but that is a little funny. I do hope you learned how to drive early so you could get a nice car. :)

LazyMe10's avatar

@MollyMcGuire Teenage kids do eat a lot. A lot of my little sisters best friends would always eat all the snacks and freezer food when that came over. My mom had to go grocery shopping in bulk for stuff sometimes.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I got my license at 16, per normal. I didn’t have my own car in high school @LazyMe10.

LazyMe10's avatar

@Dutchess_III oh I see.
I know when I was in high school everyone hurried up and got there license my senior year. I for one didn’t get mines nor did I get a car. I still have neither to this day

Dutchess_III's avatar

* Their * license. The age of 16 would put us somewhere between 10th and 11th grade, not our senior year.

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