(Closed) Spinoff – How old were you when you started dating?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How old were you when you were allowed to date?
    I was always allowed : (13 votes)
    19 %
    13-14 : (15 votes)
    22 %
    15 : (17 votes)
    25 %
    16 : (13 votes)
    19 %
    18 or up : (10 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    16, and hid it from my parents until I was nearly 18. I had super strict Asian parents that didn’t want me to date until post college!

    Post # 4
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    My parents didn’t want us dating before 18. One of my sisters definitely skirted that a bit. I, on the other hand, was very good and very not interesting in dating around, so I didn’t date anyone for a long time. Darling Husband is actually the only guy I’ve ever dated, and we ddin’t start going out until I was 21. I’m nerdy, yes! 

    Post # 5
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Just barely fifteen, but stayed with him til I was eighteen.


    Post # 6
    784 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    First Boyfriend or Best Friend at 13, didn’t break up until I was 17 years old=)

    Post # 7
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    If you call hanging out around the house with watchful eyes, holding hands, quick smooch on the lips when we could steal a little kiss, and calling each other boyfriend/girlfriend dating, then I was 14.

    The first time I actually went out with a guy on my own was when I was almost 16. But still very strict rules… had to be in public place, had to be home by certain time (early), had to call and check in with mom and dad frequently from their ancient cell phone… etc. 🙂

    Post # 8
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My parents never set boundaries, even though my Dad was from Texas.

    I had my first boyfriend at 13 and we dated all through high school. 

    Post # 9
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I was 14 when I went on my first date.  But my parents never had any rules about when I was allowed to date.

    Post # 10
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wasn’t allowed to date till 16, though that wasn’t a big deal for me.

    Post # 11
    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @vickyness: Me too.  I wasnt technically allowed until after college.

    Post # 12
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I went on my first date at 15 (a few months before I was 16).  I didn’t really have an age at which I was “permitted” to date.  I don’t know what my parents would have done had I wanted to date at 14.  It did cause a bit of a ruckus though, because I dated someone my older sister was interested in – and my parents knew about it all!  (They were both age 17, although he was only one grade above me because of timing of his bday.  We hung out with the same group of friends, age 15-17, at that time.)  My parents asked me to be sensitive to my sister and told me they wouldn’t forbid it (on the theory that would drive me straight to him).  Being 15, I was not so sensitive.  We (innocently) dated a few months, didn’t talk for years, but then would get together for some fun every few years when I was in town, until I met Fiance. 

    Post # 13
    2586 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Met my first love at summer camp the year I turned 15.  It was family camp so we were actually both there with our moms. My dad had always said not until I was 16, but because of the circumstances (it was long distance, and we mostly just talked on the phone, and when we did see each other, it was always with parents nearby), it was okay. By the time he and I broke up (I remember seriously thinking I would NEVER love anyone again..hehe), I was over 16 and allowed to date.

    Post # 14
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My parents didn’t have any formal rules about it. They did keep me from getting a driver’s license until I was 20 so that put a crimp in things. However I was also really really shy so I wouldn’t have dated much anyway until college.

    Post # 15
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I was allowed to have a boyfriend when I was 13, but the guy had to come home and introduce himself. I started dating my current Fiance when I was 14.

    Post # 16
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I was 21–I had no interest in dating people from my hometown, so I waited until I went away to college.

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