How do you know if I should date someone?
You should date someone if you like them and they respect you, if they align your needs or wants for a partnership, and if you know that youre still your own person at the end of the day. You should be able to tell this person whats on your mind and not feel as though they will judge you or blow you off.
What age should you start to date?
And what age is appropriate? The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.