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Dating Mrs. Calderon Due April 9 (boy); 2 kids; Lincolnton, North Carolina 1615 posts
22nd Mar '13

What are your opinions on dating for your tweens/teens? What do think is a good age to allow your daughter/son to date? Should one be allowed to date before the other? Me and my husband always talk jokingly about not letting the girls date until they're 25 lol...but last night we were talking about the new baby being a ladies man and my husband said, once again jokingly, he couldn't wait until he was old enough, like 5, to start teaching him how to get women lol...

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
22nd Mar '13

I'm no gonna set an age limit. I think in just in a gauge it by my girls' maturity and interest.

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
22nd Mar '13

You know, I'd like to say not until they're 18, but that would be totally hypocritical of me...I met my husband when I was 16. So I'd probably say 16 to date, but only if I felt they were prepared maturity wise. And I would encourage them to date with a purpose, rather than doing it for the fun of it. If they were younger than that, well...we'd talk about it.

Regina George ♡ 1 child; New York, New York 20750 posts
22nd Mar '13

No age limit, if DS likes someone they can go on dates and what not. Depends on maturity too.




I think the "No boyfriend/girlfriend till you're 16!" is dumb.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23932 posts
22nd Mar '13

DH says if we ever have a girl, she will have to be 18 lol. For real though, I think I would just judge based on how responsible I think the teen can be. I doubt that I would let my kid(s) date before they are old enough to drive though. Chaperoned dates are pretty lame :)

EBF*JB 2 kids; California 2845 posts
22nd Mar '13

I'm not setting an age limit. Because if you do... 90% of the time they won't listen.
I'd rather know who my kids are seeing and where they are.

Regina George ♡ 1 child; New York, New York 20750 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" I'm no gonna set an age limit. I think in just in a gauge it by my girls' maturity and interest."


:!:

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15830 posts
status 22nd Mar '13

My husband has a rule for dating take your age and divide it in half, add 7, that's as young a person as your age can date. By that rule no one can date before 14 yrs. I like the rule and will probably wait until around 14-15 before allowing group dates and then 16 and up I can probably only hope that my parenting will promote a mutual respect so that we can talk about dating choices, otherwise I'm sure they'll just do their own thing anyway.

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18556 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Calderon:</b>" What are your opinions on dating for your tweens/teens? What do think is a good age to allow your daughter/son ... [snip!] ... said, once again jokingly, he couldn't wait until he was old enough, like 5, to start teaching him how to get women lol..."</blockquote>




I told my oldest daughter she had to wait until she was 18. My youngest daughter has been told she can date at 16. They are 7 years apart...

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
22nd Mar '13

When he is married :D

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31452 posts
status 22nd Mar '13

I think it will be set solely on maturity and how responsible he/she is.
My Dad set a no dating until I was 16 and it was awful! I'm pretty sure my brothers didn't have that rule either.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" I'm no gonna set an age limit. I think in just in a gauge it by my girls' maturity and interest."


this.



If DH had his way it'd be never.
They are so close in age, I have considered making them double date, like "10 things I hate about you" :D

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
22nd Mar '13

my sons 7, and has already had girlfriends, he gets in trouble daily because older girls chase him at recess, if hes anything like his father, he dosnt need an age limit to date... I'm just going to make sure all my kids know about birth control and know where to go if they dont want me involved,



i never had a age where i was allowed to date, i was 12 when i had my 1st kiss and almost 15 when i lost my V... i promise to not be completely hypocritical when it comes to my kids lol

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23932 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" My husband has a rule for dating take your age and divide it in half, add 7, that's as young a person ... [snip!] ... promote a mutual respect so that we can talk about dating choices, otherwise I'm sure they'll just do their own thing anyway."


I'm really confused by that rule, I have no idea what you mean by it lol

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting EBF*JB:</b>" I'm not setting an age limit. Because if you do... 90% of the time they won't listen. I'd rather know who my kids are seeing and where they are."</blockquote>



Exactly. I used to meet my bfs at the movies and my mom thought I was with friends. I'd rather be open with my kids so they're comfortable bringing a boy home and have mutual trust. Me trusting in their judgement and them trusting me to not freak out and be unreasonable.