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Catlover642 09-27-2008 12:42 AM

Is it too young to date at age 10?
 
Well I am 10 years old first off. And I like guys. Well pretty much I just want to know, is that age to young to date? Please let me know! Love, Cat (real name Delaney)

Miranda_ 09-27-2008 07:40 AM

In my opinion, it is. You may like boys, but you're far too young to know what love is, and what dating really is. Dating is going places with a boy, not just sitting next to him at lunch and holding hands. Just don't bother about dating or anything like that at the moment and just enjoy being a kid and being friends with boys. In any case, boys at that age are far too immature for anything more than that.

TheHayleyDoll 09-28-2008 02:32 PM

Oh no. Not this thread again. O.o

Yes, it's too young. What you feel for boys now is puppy love, a 'crush'. I completely agree with Miranda. Holding hands and sitting next to each other isn't dating. Dating is actually going on dates. If it was the first part, I'd be a major player. xD Anyway, I'd say wait until high school. It may seem like a long wait, but by that time you'll be ready to date, and can actually go out with your "boyfriends" without parent supervision.

x_____x 09-28-2008 03:23 PM

Like my Home-Career skills teacher says, "You're not emotionally ready to date. You should wait until you're at least 16 years old."

Miranda_ 09-28-2008 03:38 PM

She's dead on the money. XD

Dating is physically going out on dates, such as going out to dinner, going to a cafe or pub, going to the cinema or a gig. It is not going round a boy's house, or sitting next to him at lunch. That is what you do with your friends, and you don't call your female friends girlfs, do you?

dudettel 09-28-2008 04:26 PM

Heh, my grandma calls them girlfriends :]
I think it is healthy to have a relationship with a boy, i.e. close friendship, hugs, maybe even a hand hold. But its not really 'dating'... and you shouldn't or can't be doing things that people that are 'dating' do.
Basically just restating what people above have stated, but wanted to let you know that's where I stand.

WHiTELOvEx 09-28-2008 04:48 PM

No, i don't even have a bf and i'm 10 ._. it would be really weird to have one at this/that age o.o I mean your in 4th/5th grade >.> You should wait till you know how to drive or in high school ^__^


p.s Why i said '4th/5th' grade cuz i skip a grade becuse my birthdays in august.

Silver_Wolf_Kitty 09-29-2008 11:49 AM

Though I am a little shocked to see this thread again, I'll toss my two cents in.

I remember being at that age and crushing on boys and quite frankly that is as far as it should go. Dating consists of more than sitting next to each other and talking in class. Its about communication, understanding, and care, also about fights and hurt emotions. Dating is a terribly complicated thing that even I don't fully understand and I've been around the block my fair share of times from a very young age(11-12). It was a bad idea to start dating at that age, as was proven when I nearly was raped, so it really is better to sit back until at least high school. Then you are more emotionally mature, though in my opinion maturity doesn't fully hit until 16-18 for most everyday teens.

Miranda_ 09-29-2008 03:34 PM

Not to mention that even when girls are ready to date, that doesn't mean that guys are. A lot of boys aged 10-15 (and even beyond!) are incredibly immature and are incapable of being in a serious relationship. Example:

10yo girl: Sam's my boyf! We love each other! :)
10yo boy: *at suggestion that 10yo girl is his girlf) Yeah right, as if! Let's go put worms down her neck.

Fact remains that at age 10, you are a child. You won't be physically or mentally mature enough to cope with a relationship, so there's no point in pretending otherwise. Just enjoy being a child.

Silver_Wolf_Kitty 09-29-2008 08:09 PM

My boyfriend would totally do that now and he is almost 20 xD In general guys never really grow up at heart, but most do when it comes to relationships. No matter what that doesn't hit though until the late teens if you are lucky simply because they seem to enjoy keeping their options open.


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