Make sure to act interested but not too interested in your teen's dating life with the hope that they will open up to you if they run into difficulties. Friends are marginally ok but not romance of any sort. If they don't experiment, they won't know how a relationship works in the real world.
I don't want to be overly protective and strict like my parents were but I also don't want to be too permissive.
If they are referring to actually spending time alone with their date then I have to say that around the age of 16 seems to be the magic number. Not Forgetting to Maintain Friendships While Dating AND 7.
And, you must make it clear what your rules and expectations are other than age. Whether or Not They Are Permitted to Drive With The Date 4. Keeping You Informed About Their Whereabouts & Changes in Plans Having said all of the above I must tell you that I think that dating serves a very important purpose.
I think that for dating where one person is picking the other up, 16 is obvious because that is the driving age.
But my personal opinion is that if they want to go to a movie or other activity together, and a parent will drop them off and pick them up from that activity, I think 13 or 14 is perfectly Ok.