Many of us feel that way when we imagine our son or daughter disappearing into the night arm in arm with a young lady or a young man. A CDC study found that about 43 percent of teenage girls and 42 percent of teenage boys had had sexual intercourse at least once. Skip to Main Content. If you see schoolwork start to suffer and friendships fall by the wayside, it is reasonable to restrict the number of times Romeo and Juliet can rendezvous during the school week. At this age, it probably means your son or daughter is sitting next to a special someone at lunch or hanging out at recess. But what is the appropriate age for teens to start dating?
No one knows your child better than you, so consider his or her maturity level, and perhaps ask the opinions of parents of teens whom you respect.
Is it different than when we were that age? As a result, fewer boys are actually asking girls out on one-on-one dates. And listening to them is a great way to prove to them that you are mature enough to make grown-up decisions.