Dating quizzes for teens
"A great way to start the whole dating scene is by hanging out in groups with parental supervision," Choate says.
Kris Gowen, Ph D, Ed M, a researcher in sexual and mental health at the Portland State University School of Social Work.
"There's a big difference between a seventh-grader and a ninth-grader when it comes to experimentation," Gowen says.
By the time they're in high school, guys may have gone a lot further than you're ready to go.
Before you ask out the object of your affection, or say, "yes" to someone who's interested in you, go through this checklist of questions to make sure you're ready to handle whatever might happen in your new relationship.
About half of 15- and 16-year-olds say they've dated, but just because you've reached a certain age doesn't really mean you're ready to date.