I think that for dating where one person is picking the other up, 16 is obvious because that is the driving age.
But my personal opinion is that if they want to go to a movie or other activity together, and a parent will drop them off and pick them up from that activity, I think 13 or 14 is perfectly Ok.
I'd focus on curfew, I'd limit activities for a 13 year old to 9pm, but might let a 17 yr old stay out until 11 or 12, depending on the individual.
I am a mother of two kids one is 13 and another is 11.
At a young age, it can also be important for parents to meet the person their child wants to date.
If teens are 16 and dating, they should be able to drive and pick up their dates.
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