Last week the 12 year old asked when she can start dating.
In the past, a young man, usually a teenage boy, would come to a teenage girl's house and take her on an actual date which might include something like a movie AND a curfew. Middle schoolers sometimes say they are dating when actually all they are doing is texting or even communicating via Facebook or in some other electronic manner.
Teens in high school may define dating as being exclusive with each other physically which means that they don't "hook-up" with anyone else.
Another mother submitted an entry for her son Brian, a 32-year-old accountant and security guard, who enjoys spending time with friends and grilling out. Terry Beck knew her son was busy with games and practices, so she called Hillary's parents to set up a phone conversation for the two.
Five years later, Jordan and Hillary Beck are married with four children.
I want her to find a man who will love her as much as her father has loved me for almost 40 years. She tried setting up her son Jordan Beck, a 27-year-old former pro-football player, with girls several times without any luck.
Would be willing to relocate for the right man," writes the parent. Then she found his future wife, Hillary, through friends she met at a conference.
Wherever people got the notion that kids should be dating while in school simply baffles me.
If a kid cannot figure how to handle their "feelings" with their friends then they certainly will not gain anything with a boyfriend/girlfriend.
On the site, the profile of Christy, a 35-year-old single businesswoman in Orlando, Florida, popped up.