My daughter - now 25 - was 16 when she was allowed on her first date. Last thing - she won't hate you the next time she asks you to take her to the mall... I say "for" not "to" because I love her and I will survive the inevitable death stares just like my parents did. Like anything else important discipline wise, of course she isn't going to like it.
Prior to that - again no cell phones - we joined them - discreetly - but we were there. There's no "right age" to start dating, but there may be a right level of maturity. Too young for a job-too young for a boyfriend and movie dates. Not that she'll immediately get pregnant or something, but she needs to spend her energy and intellect elsewhere for the next couple of years if humanly possible.
In our household we see dating as the precurssor to marriage.
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I don't know what I think the "right" age is to start dating, but I know for me it's not 13! Thanks for all the great responses - I appreciated those that disagreed with me as much as those that agreed.
The double date did not happen, and the stares & silence ended the next day. She will not want to wait two more years (or 3, whatever you are planning) to single date. Come in and out of the family room during their time together.
Yes, I did go out on a few dates with other men, but that was it-- maybe one or two here and there over the years. We are on our knees a lot praying for her to keep her promise of purity till marriage.
But the only one I ever had a long term relationship with is my husband. I don't even think my husband was really dating our daughter's mother when he got her pregnant and we don't want something like that to happen to her. With that said, my childhood was a lot different, I was allowed to date and have boys over for a movie and go to movies, let me tell you, I got myself into a lot of trouble having a little freedom to date.
As a middle school teacher I have seen quite a few very hurt girls and boys who have been dating and we just don't want to see our daughter in that boat.