He, thus, advised that teenagers should only be allowed to go one group dates, but not on one-on-one dates, until they are ‘mature enough to make wise decisions.’ Nwachinemere added that binge drinking, date violence, and date rape are far too common.

Hence, teenagers should not be allowed to go out on one-on-one dates.

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So, parents should educate their children about sex at an early age so that they don’t make mistakes.

An innocent teenage girl may decide to go on a date without having any ‘bad or wrong’ intention. Does she know what to do if her dating partner asks her to have sexual intercourse with him while on their date?

He said, “I believe that the appropriate age to allow a teen go on a date should be 18.

By then, he or she is mature enough to make decisions.

” The psychologist added that parents don’t necessarily need to have a lot of knowledge or technical information about sex.

But he noted that having the conversation is important.

Orijiakor Tochukwu, believes that when it comes to teens and dating, the higher the age, the better.

Tochukwu noted that the maturity levels of the child should be the most important factor in deciding when that child should be allowed to start dating.

“This is the dilemma of some parents, especially in this part of the world where traditional values frown against such practices for young teenagers.” Tochukwu said this is the more reason why parents should focus more on sex education to avoid the consequences of their children engaging in pre-marital sex.

He said, “A lot of teenagers nowadays are influenced by peer pressure.

In such cases, the parent may end up regretting why he/she put an age limit.