Average age to start dating for a girl
They believe that at their age, children are aware about relationships and sex.“Studies have shown that in some parts of the world, like Europe and America, the average age for a teenager to start dating nowadays has dropped from 16 (from decades ago) to 13.
“This is the dilemma of some parents, especially in this part of the world where traditional values frown against such practices for young teenagers.” Tochukwu said this is the more reason why parents should focus more on sex education to avoid the consequences of their children engaging in pre-marital sex.
“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.
Oyebode said the issue of allowing her daughter go on dates has led to a series of heated discussions between them.
However, a psychologist at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Mr.
Orijiakor Tochukwu, believes that when it comes to teens and dating, the higher the age, the better.