If you’re not ready, it’s cool to stay single and hang out with your close friends. In a healthy relationship, the feelings are mutual. If this doesn’t describe your situation, there’s nothing wrong with you, but you probably do need to keep looking.
Sexually active teens can also face teen pregnancy issues.
We’ve got help for parents trying to understand how to approach tween and teen relationships — including tips for talking about sex with your teenager.
Many parents create strict rules about dating to try to keep their teens safe.
Others regard teen dating as a natural part of the maturation process—an activity not without its risks but not a threat to the teen's health and safety.
That way, you won’t have to figure it out in the heat of the moment.