Were you allowed to date as a teen?
I'm just curious, did your parents allow you to date as a teenager?
I was raised by a single mom and she was so busy working two jobs that she just didn't seem to have the energy to worry about it. So, I dated quite a bit as a teen. I'm not saying this is good or bad, but I was a reasonably responsible teen and didn't get too carried away with boys and such.
How about you? Did you date? Will you allow your teen to date?
Despite all of the restrictions on me, my three siblings could date who ever they wanted and they could have friends of both sexes in their rooms with the door closed. I don't know why I had so many restrictions but I hated it.
As far as my children are concerned; they will be allowed to date anyone they would like but we have to meet the girl/boyfriend in the beginning of the relationship. Meeting their dates will give us as parents a better idea of the date's intentions as well as allow us a chance to make it clear to the date of our expectations about appropriate behavior. (We would like to not have grandchildren before our children graduate high school.) We also get the chance to know what the planned activities are and the time our child will return home.
*I only dated one person
*She went as far as THREATENING TO GET a restraining order. She never followed through.