With our kids, we could never stop them from liking somebody—nor would we want to. Well, this just makes sense, but the numbers were extraordinary. You say, “Well, one of the reasons why is there is not too many years left before they graduate.” Well, it’s more than that. See, one year of my life is just a small little proportion of it, but when I was back to twelve, thirteen years old, when it represents 8%-9% of your life, well, that’s a lot of growing up.
Younger Czechs are likely to pay for their own expenses on a date.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the year 2007, 35% of US high school students were currently sexually active and 47.8% of US high school students reported having had sexual intercourse.
If we don’t, boy, we throw them out there to the predators of our culture that could really do a lot of damage.
In the Czech Republic, 15–29 years old is the commonly used range for youth.
Therefore, I think it’s safe to say that this is the defining purpose of dating: to find someone to marry.
It is because of this that I really believe that a person should begin dating only when he or she is at an age and stage in life when marriage is a realistic possibility.Nearly half of all high school girls diet to lose weight.Boys are close to completing their physical growth.Dear Kim, Thank you for your excellent question and for your patience in waiting for my response!It is a relevant question, in a society that pushes dating at such a young age.Dating is a big part of a teenager’s life, and that’s our cultural way for kids to get to know each other and hopefully find the person they are ultimately going to marry. Now, let me separate between single dating and group dating. Some great work was done by Josh Mc Dowell in a campaign that he did, and he found out that the younger a kid starts dating, the more apt they are to lose their virginity by the time they graduate from high school. If you wait until they are sixteen, it’s down to 20%. When you figure a year’s time—365 days in the life of a young person—it’s an amazing amount of maturity that’s happening in that time. Dads say, “Well, I’m scared to death to do that.” Well, you know, I don’t want to be blunt, but we need to cowboy up on this one.