Dating at age 15
Ever since she turned 16, she thinks she is now old enough for such. I didn’t grow up that way; my parents never allowed me go out with boys, even when I turned 20.
I know times are different, but I think my daughter is too young to go on dates,” she said. Folusho Alimi, said even though she had reservations initially, she allowed her daughter to start dating officially when she turned 15.
He said, “Teenagers would always behave like teenagers.
Once you give them a particular age in which they can go on date, they would go overboard.
Two Saturdays ago, the 16-year-old daughter of a school proprietor, Mrs.
Abiodun Oyebode, had insisted on going a date with one of her male friends, despite her mother’s refusal.
“I don’t tolerate inappropriate behaviour; but I find hard to control my only daughter.She now relates more with her father instead of with me,” the mother of three said, adding that she took the drastic action to protect her teenage daughter.“I would probably allow her go on a date when she turns 18 or 19. I don’t even know why she is desperate to go on a date; she should be thinking about her academics,” she said.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.
However, I think parents should spend more time educating their children about sex and what it entails. Some countries are campaigning that the age of consent to sex should be reduced to 13.