But before you do something sneaky or get in a huge, blowout fight with them, read these tips on how to convince your parents to let you date. I know this sounds obvious, but seriously: don't bug your parents about this until there is someone in your life worth fighting over it for.
I know that, for me, sometimes just hearing the words "you can't do that" would make me want to fight, even if it wasn't something I wanted to do right at that moment. Source: Shutter Stock When the time comes, you have no other choice but to talk to your parents. My mom has always been a sucker when we tell her the truth about how we feel. Being honest with them will make them more likely to listen and consider your feelings. Source: Shutter Stock Don't go into this conversation determined to only get what you want - you need to be willing to make compromises.
Arguing it over it just to be like, "Well, this is for the future! Talk to them in a mature and calm way, when they're in a good mood, and tell them how you feel. Source: Shutter Stock When you are talking to them, ask them straight up why they don't want you to date (in a nice way). Figure out what is bothering them and try to make it better. Sometimes, when they say no, don't fight it - pick and choose your battles. Decide what is most important to them and go from there.
Maybe it's because they want you to focus on school. So, if they don't want you to date because they think school is more important, show them that you'll still make school a priority. You can cry to them that you're old enough and mature enough all you want, but they won't believe it until they actually see it. If it's school, make a deal that if you don't get a certain GPA, they don't have to let you date.
If you are a boy, then expect that you will attract only girls.
However, if you are a man (independent, knows your worth and value, has a strong moral compass, is considerate and an able communicator and doesn’t let insecurity dominate your psyche), then you should be dating a woman. When displeased, upset or angry, she reacts just as she did as a child when she didn’t get her way with her parents.
But for my daughter, the boy had to be willing to go on a "double date" with my husband and I first.
If the boy won't spend time with us, then he can't be alone with our daughter. Homeschool homies As homeschoolers, my kids are in a different social structure, so I suppose we'd just take it one day/one person at a time.
My son at 11 already has a very close girl friend (not girlfriend) but if that evolved, we'd just see how it went and make sure to be open with him and encourage him to do the same.
Recently, I wrote a post on “The 11 Difference Between Dating a Boy vs a Man“.
The post can have the genders swapped and most points would still apply.