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Right age to start dating?
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Posted 8/27/14
I say 14, but when you graduate from high school it's so different so 18 for real world dating. Log distance dating is bad.
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Posted 8/27/14
In grade 6, my friends had those really shy relationships where it literally took all of her strength to hold the guy's hand during recess. Is that considered dating?

I'd say 14/15 as the more serious, less puppy love kind of thing.
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14
There is no right age.No matter how old you are,there is always someone who thinks you're too young or too old.I started dating my girlfriend when I was 17,but that's just me.Your feelings about someone,and their feeling about you shouldn't have to wait because someone thinks you're not at the right age.It's all about maturity;not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. For me,Iwas 17.
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14
definitely when you're older than 14 and ready

if you don't want to date until you're 30 then don't. why would you put yourself into uncomfortable situations
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29 / M / South Carolina
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Posted 8/27/14

awune wrote:

definitely when you're older than 14 and ready

if you don't want to date until you're 30 then don't. why would you put yourself into uncomfortable situations


Essentially this. Don't put yourself in the position of "wtf...am I doing?" - otherwise it can turn out poorly.

Personally I didn't start dating until I was 17, but to each their own
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17 / M / Wales
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Posted 8/27/14
I think maybe 15-16 is the right age. Reason? Just because 15 seems to be aware and understanding about relationships.
16 is then the legal age for intercourse (UK) not that 16 year olds should go into relations for the intercourse anyways but that age range seems acceptable.
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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14
Hmmm... I was pretty oblivious to even the concept of romance until I was 12, so I think that's about right. Haven't dated yet, though, or even had my first kiss. Dating helps many people garner relationship experience and narrow down what kind of ideal partner they want, so I can't dismiss the potential usefulness of starting to date at a relatively young age. As far as I can tell, adolescent dating is more like a trial run for the dating world of adulthood than anything else. Just my older sister having had told me about her relationships throughout our teenage years has clued me in on incredibly important lessons and information.
Posted 8/27/14
I went on my first date at 4 so I don't think this is the right question for me
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33 / M / Baltimore, MD
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Posted 8/27/14
First off, for my three daughters - they're not dating until they're 30, so let's get that thing straight first.

That said, you need to first figure out why you want to start dating. Is your end goal seeking a soul mate to spend the rest of your life with? Then I'd wait until you are mature enough to make those decisions. What age are you mature enough to make those decisions? It all depends on the person. My in-laws were married when my mother-in-law was 16 and have been happily married 33 years. My mother married at 18, was divorced by 22, and re-married by 24 (to my Dad) and has been married to my Dad for the past 32 years. This all depends on the person.

Is your end goal to have sloppy make outs and "hook up" with people? Then that depends on when you are mature enough to handle temporary relationships and the emotional yo-yo that goes with it. Some people can turn that off and just do it, some people can't. Frankly, I don't like the idea and find it repugnant to be hooking up with random people. Call me old fashioned because I am. That said, again this age is dependent on maturity level. Frankly, I'd wait until one was an adult before considering something like this. Having the mental and emotional stability that generally comes with adulthood would make dealing with these types of situations easier. That's not to say adults are always mature or make the right decisions, they don't, but they generally are more emotionally capable of making these decisions.
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14
I don't neccessarily think it matters, only because most relationships that start in school don't last very long anyway. Kids lack the sort of maturity to understand the dedication involved, and are still getting their own lives sorted out. I guarantee 90% of those relationships start out purely because they only want sex. Therefore, it depends whether you mean the dating that'll last 3 months, or dedicating yourself to an actual relationship. If it's the first it doesn't really matter. Some would argue it's experience, but not properly it isn't. There's more to a dedicated relationship than walking around the town holding hands and boning each other. If it's the second, then whenever you feel your life is in a stable enough position to think about starting something like that. I'm talking about a stable income, a place of your own, ideally a car etc. If you're still in school there are things you won't have sorted i.e. a job, a place of your own (if your parents want to move you have to go with them). You're better focussing on your work than balancing that with a relationship. Just get your life sorted before you think about it.

-A guy who has never had a relationship
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20 / M / England.
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Posted 8/27/14
never.
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22 / M / Norway
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Posted 8/27/14
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Posted 8/27/14
I first dated a girl when I was 16, well now I think I wont probably date or want to be in a relationship till I become pretty well suitable/successful for decent life but it doesnt mean all gates are closed, Im not saying "absolutely dont" but rather career comes first and just enjoy your bachelor life and once you are done you have plenty of time to think about that stuff later on
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Posted 8/27/14
Ideally:

ShoeboxAndCo wrote:

You'll know, mate.


Personally:


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19 / F / In an imperfect w...
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Posted 8/27/14
i'd say 13. my parents never said what age i was allowed to start, but 13 was when i had my first boyfriend, i just never told them about it
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