Should kids under 16 be encouraged to date?

EagleHeadline | July. 28, 2017

With the increase in dating culture, I've seen 13 y/o kids getting into relationships and falling in love. When I was 13, 'love' was what my parents and siblings did to me. While many may argue that the kind of relationships pre-teens have is not an actual one, I still argue that such relationships should also not be encouraged. Why?

1. They distract a lot of time.

This is a stage where most of their focus should be inclines towards getting good grades and learning new skills, so as to build a strong foundation for the future. If they indulge in finding a partner, the newly found excitement will take up most of their time.

2. 'Heartbreaks.'

I've seen 12 year olds posting statuses that 'I'm done with dating.' Seriously, what? They don't even know what being in a relationship means and they take up so much on their heart due to 'heartbreaks'. While this may seem cute for us, what effect does it have on their mind?

3. Peer pressure and complexes.

These kinda things happen in highschool. But they're gradually shifting to middle schools where kids are no more kids. This innocent age is being affected. Already having rich gadgets and looking like a model, if this being in a 'relationship' becomes a fad, what will happen?

4. They're simply too young.

You never know when they take a next step they aren't supposed to. With the reach of internet, they might end themselves in trouble.

This is what I've on the top of my mind currently. Give your views, what do you think?

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2017-07-28 15:51:42 Ireland
i think they should be encourage to dare
2017-07-28 11:19:10 Portugal
people shouldn't be discouraged from showing that they like eachother. They are humans and are meant to show emotion. It might not work out a lot of the time, but in those instances that they do something good comes out of it. If it doesn't work then it simply doesn't, time heals them and they learn from their mistakes and become a better person. Why are you trying to shelter kids and tell them ''you shouldn't date at this age'' if two kids like eachother, they should not be forced not to date. If I have kids, Ill give them that luxury
2017-07-28 11:13:38 The Asia Pacific Region
Nice. My 14 year old daughter told me that she isn't going to date until she is in college. Her reason? She said she wasn't attracted to boys her age. Skinny, pimples, and goofy. (Her words) She said that she likes guys around 18-20 but for them to go out with her at her age was just creepy. Smart girl.
2017-07-28 07:33:47 The Asia Pacific Region
No...and again I say NO it should not be encouraged,its not good st all.........
2017-07-28 11:13:38 Saudi Arabia
I strongly disagree you can try to tell a girl/boy not to date until a right age. If they find someone they want to be with they will ignore your rules and date him/her anyway. Of course everyone is gonna have some break their heart. It is how we all learn. Learn how to grow in a fast moving world.
2017-07-28 11:19:10 Egypt
There are cases where people do find love at a young age but I have to agree with you, in most cases it never goes anywhere and just wastes your time.
2017-07-28 11:19:10 Italy
It's part of growing up. Everyone has different needs at different stages of life. We can do our best to guide and educate them, but they should have the freedom to date and learn from their mistakes. There are some rare cases we're childhood or teen dating/romance leads to a more long term one at adulthood.
2017-07-30 23:54:13 Sudan
It shouldn't be encouraged especially among the tender ages cos it causes a lot of distraction and they get easily led astray to doing what they are supposed not to do... that's my opinion
2017-07-28 11:19:10 Burkina Faso
I don't think it's ever good to force people to suppress their feelings. If two teens are attracted o each other and want to date, let them have a go, maybe it'll work out and maybe it won't. At the very least, its experience in a relationship, and it could turn out to be something special.
2017-07-28 11:19:10 United Kingdom
i agree its disgusting how every 12 years old these days is dating someone, by the time they hit 18 most kids are not kids anymore and the dont even understand howt he world works.
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