The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.
Can you be in a relationship at 14?
There isnt a right age to start having relationships – every child is different, and every family will feel differently about this issue. From 10-14 years, your child might want to spend more time in mixed gender groups, which might eventually end up in a romantic relationship.
Can 13 year olds have relationships?
Some kids may start expressing interest in having a boyfriend or girlfriend as early as age 10 while others are 12 or 13 before they show any interest. The key is for parents to remember that the tween years are a time of transition.