The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.However, you might not recognize it as dating per se.
The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and girls to socialize as part of a group.
They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.
"I think 11 -12 is still too young for that stuff...
I'd say maybe 9th grade might be okay, but am not really sure." How young is too young to allow your child to date?
It Just Makes Me Aggravated Cause I Don't Know What I Should Feel Towards Her.)My Most Recent Girlfriend, #4, It Didn't Even Last A Day.