Too old to start dating
By the way, my husband was a late bloomer and started dating at 19. A Confused Mother Dear Mother, I completely understand why you are confused.First, the definition of dating is different these days than it was when you and your husband were younger.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.
I don't want to be overly protective and strict like my parents were but I also don't want to be too permissive.
In the past, a young man, usually a teenage boy, would come to a teenage girl's house and take her on an actual date which might include something like a movie AND a curfew. Middle schoolers sometimes say they are dating when actually all they are doing is texting or even communicating via Facebook or in some other electronic manner.