Dating should not be permitted until 17

If she feels like she is a part of setting the boundaries with you and your husband, she may be more willing to follow them, and complain a little less. This is a touchy subject, but first and foremost, I would listen to your husband, because if anything happens to her as a result of your not doing as he asks, he will point the finger at you, and you don't want that.

Let him be the daddy, and lay down those kinds of rules.

Have you heard what happens in some movie theaters?

dating should not be permitted until 17-50

When dating is not permitted until 17, the liklihood of her having sex is much less, I think only 20 percent if I remember correctly. I honestly think that if she wants to date that badly, she will find a way. She is probably not like this, and I don't mean to sound rude or anything, just that if any child really wants to do something, they will usually find a way. Have you talked with her honestly about what you and your husband's concerns are?

I think that if the group is boys and girls mixed, it is still a date. I would sit her down, set some boundaries that you feel are appropriate and let her try. So she could go with the boy she liked and some friends you knew?

I have told my oldest (who is currently 14 1/2 going on 21)that if she is asked out to a school dance, I will allow her to go because at least that has adult supervision.

I originally told her that she could not date until she was 16, but you give them an inch and they want the whole mile, right?

My opinion, I think teens should wait till they are at least 17 or 18 and it's better if they are in college. My daughter says she knows kids her age, 14 are already having sex and doing drugs and drinking.

It’s one of my most passionate topics (no pun intended)–the debate over America’s system of recreational dating.I want Christians to think from a biblical as well as logical perspective in the hopes of saving their children from unnecessary tragedy–PURE CONCERN. I have three girls and one boy, and don't want to start a precedent, but what is a good age to let girls start to date (one on one), go out with groups of friends (girls only) to the movies or mall without an adult present, and go out as group dates?I work with pregnant kids in our local school district. Three got pregnant while eating off campus lunch during the school day, three got pregnant at the boy's house (two while parents were home), one got pregnant at a friends, and one got pregnant on a date.I would continue to supervise - realizing of course that you don't have to be obvious about it.I have also always believed that maturity and sense of responsibility means far more than age.