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.They have been talking and she thinks he is a nice guy and he is truthful so im going to meet the guy and his parents and if they are fine with it I'll let her date him for a week and then see if it works out.Pirkei Avot suggests that by age 18 one should be married. Perhaps, at that time, couples first met under the Chuppa? So, to answer your question, the exact age depends on the individual, and generally varies between 18 and 24 to begin the search. My 12 year old daughter has asked me when she can start dating.Let's just say that I was sort of a goody two shoes and didn't want to upset my parents. I am now a mother of a 12 year old daughter and a 10 year old son.My 13 year old boy already has a girlfriend but with no sexual activity.My 11 year old daughter found out a boy likes her so she's been telling me stuff.
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.I'd focus on curfew, I'd limit activities for a 13 year old to 9pm, but might let a 17 yr old stay out until 11 or 12, depending on the individual.I am a mother of two kids one is 13 and another is 11.At a young age, it can also be important for parents to meet the person their child wants to date.If teens are 16 and dating, they should be able to drive and pick up their dates.