As hormones fly, you can expect to deal with your fair share of conflict.
Some kids may have progressed to hand-holding as well.
In high school, strong romantic attachments can be formed and things can get serious, fast.
At this age, it probably means your son or daughter is sitting next to a special someone at lunch or hanging out at recess.
Groups play a big role in relaying information about who likes whom.
Even if your son is mooning over a certain girl, most 12-year-olds aren’t really ready for the one-on-one interaction of a true relationship.
For eighth-graders, dating likely means lots of time spent texting or talking on the phone, sharing images on social media, and hanging out in groups.
This kind of group stuff is a safe and healthy way to interact with members of the opposite sex without the awkwardness that a one-on-one scenario can bring. For many kids, 16 seems to be an appropriate age, but it may be entirely suitable for a mature 15-year-old to go on a date, or to make your immature 16-year-old wait a year or two.
You can also consider what other parents are doing.
The legal age of consent varies depending on the state/country. However there is law that you can't have sex with anyone over or the age of 18 because there are a legal adult but if your 16 or over have sex with an adult is legal unless the minor says it was rape in that case your screwed Dating is like idk, teens or something like that. Your parents are responsible for making that decision.