To be honest I'm only 13, and I've had a relationship with a 12 year old girl. It's not really called dating as we couldn't go out, but surprisingly we loved each other a lot. Then the next week, she said that she needs to settle her feelings, and that she'll stay single until she's ready and will come back to me when she's settled. At first I thought that it was a bad thing, then I realised that at least we're still friends and that there's still hope. It doesn't matter whether you're 13 or 50, if the time comes and that you have the opportunity, go for it, give it your best. If possible I hope that she needs to do a debate and she went to this website and saw this :)
To be honest, I'm only 13 and I had a relationship with a 12 year girl for a week, it's not really called dating as we couldn't go out, but we actually loved each other a lot. The next week, she said that she needs to settle her feelings and that she'll stay single until she's ready, then she'll come back to me. So now were friends. At first I thought that it was a bad thing, then I realised that at least there's still some hope. If possible I really hope that she'll give a second chance. Teens can have serious relationships, it's just how you handle it. There's no limit to the age that you can love someone else. If possible I hope she can see this message :)
I cannot tell you how many long term relationships I have seen of teens my age(15-17 year old range). It's insane. These couples have been together 1-2 years and act like they're married. I honestly believe that teenagers under 18 can have serious, long-term relationships. If parents don't allow their kids to date(with healthy restrictions and rules of course) they're just going to date anyway. If your kid is responsible in chores and respects you, then why not let them date as a teen? If they know how to handle their relationships with their family members well, they'll most likely do the same with the boy or girl they date.
In my opinion teenagers aged 15 or 16 of course can have serious relationships. It always depends on the maturity of the boy or girl and his or her experiences. In many cases teenagers can even make relationships better than adults because they haven't lost faith in true love and are happy to try out new things. So teenagers relationships will never get boring compared to those of adults, who lose their love in daily routine.
I am 15 my boy friend is just 13 we have been dating for almost about a year. And we love each other very much. Our parents know about it. First they was against us but now not. We hang out a lot. We had sex to. I think is yes below age can
I've been dating my boyfriend from 12 years old up until now (im 20) . Love isn't something you just learn to do when you reach a certain age it happens anytime young or old. You can't say it can't happen based solely on the fact that you haven't experienced true love below the age of 18 yourself.
My girlfriend is 15 I'm 13 we are 2 year, my girlfriend was upsetting by my boss of school told her she not allow love me. She said the law said must be over 16 year old, I told her rubbish and she was wrong age doesn't matter by us. I love her so much she want have a serious relationship with us and Will you agreed me? Because I need getting a prove with goverment
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I know a couple, the girl is 14 and they've been dating for around 6 months now. They seem like they can last for another six months, after which she's leaving the country, which I think is the only reason for a break up. I know another couple, both of them were 13 and 14 and they dated for a whole year, which is a very long time. I think it depends on the maturity of both the partners and their emotional intelligence. They have to be able to handle getting hurt and they should know what they're doing, and not rush into things.
I believe teenagers which are in their closing stages of being a child (16 or 17) can deal with a stable, serious relationship. I myself am only 16 and I currently work a lot more than the majority of the country as well as enrolling a-levels at a grammar school. I am in what I would call a stable relationship as although the relationship is very new (about a month) we have already realistically discussed our relationship and we help each other in times of doubt and everyday struggles. I would go as far as saying we look at relationships of adults and instantaneously point out major flaws in almost every relationship we encounter.
I've been with my boyfriend since 7th grade when we were both 13. Of course, it was hardly dating then, as I was not allowed to go out with him alone or go to each others houses. So basically, we were best friends. 3 years on, I'm 17 and I realise that going to separate universities will be hard and it may not last, but I'm definitely going to try because I love him. He is my best friend and he is always there for me, no matter what. I know "there for me" is a very generic phrase, but I really mean that he cares about me so much and he always gives me the advice I need, not just telling me what I want to hear.
Of course, we realise that we are young so we're taking the sexual nature of our relationship very slowly. We make out, but we've not gone further than that. I know that I'm young, but he is so special to me, and he just feels like me other half.
By claiming that seventeen year old's cannot have serious relationships, surely you must also believe that eighteens year old's cannot either. We do not wake up one day, on our eighteenth birthday, and suddenly be ready for love. Of course, I'm not saying that EVERY teen can, but I am saying that SOME teens can; in fact, I would go as far to say the majority. It is highly unlikely that teen relationships will last to marriage, but it is also highly unlikely that adult relationships will, and yet some do. In our teen years, because of compulsory school, we spend more time around our peers than in any other era of life, and so get to know people better, and so can find love.
I'm 14, and my boyfriend just turned 16, we've been dating for 1 year, 1 month and 5 days. I mean who knows if we will last forever. But honestly I hope we do. He is the sweetest guy ever. And yea, I know I'm young, but I did lose my virginity to him and he lost his to me. But sex isn't just his main focus. There's been a few times where he said we should wait, or I wanted to do stuff, but he told me he just wanted to love each other. I thought it was so sweet. Me and him have had a lot of rocky paths in our relationship. And I know what people mean by change, because we've both changed a lot since we met. But honestly I think it's brought us together :) and I just really hope for a very long future of him and I.
It all depends on the level of maturity of both people involved in the relationship, I really don't know why everybody says: "No, teenagers can't have a relationship because they're not old enough" or "They can, but it wouldn't work". I hate these kind of people. Just because of a silly number you can't have a serious relationship? I bet that everyone that says no got dumped as a teenager or had some trauma because they are saying that based on a number you can't love someone if you're below 18 years old. You guys are amazing, my god!
Learning how to love someone, support someone, and ultimately compromise takes time. If all relationships started when people turned 18, they'd be just as clueless as a high school freshman. The point is, even if relationships don't work out, they help people to learn about what went wrong and fix that for their next relationship. Some people under 18 have achieved this, while fully mature adults have not. It's not age that matters, it's maturity.
Don't you remember your high school sweet heart and all the nice things you used to do for each other while that lasted? Now think about all of the high school sweet hearts that got married and are still happily in love with each other :)
Levels of maturity don't depend entirely on age, maturity varies from person to person. I myself am an example that process teens can have serious relationships. I am 18, and have been with the same person for nearly 5 years. We just fit together perfectly. We have lengthy conversations about our future plans, and even make financial decisions together. When there's a problem we talk things out, and always try to understand how the other is feeling.
My girlfriend is 16 and I am 14 and we have been dating for 4 months now which is a long time for a high school relationship. We do not plan on breaking up any time soon and we want to stay together forever and get married. We both love each other more than anything in the world and would never want it to be any other way. We are both completely mature enough for a serious, long-lasting relationship, which is why I say that it is possible.
I myself am one of them. I met my boyfriend when we were 16. We waited a year to get to know each other, and then started dating. We just celebrated our 3 1/2 years. Yes, there have been rough times, but we stuck by each other, like when his mother passed, and his father was verbally abusive. He stuck by me when my mother would get into arguments, and when I was in the hospital. I stood by him when he had pneumonia and fought with his dad to take him to the hospital because his fever was 103. Yes ,there are rocky times, but we stayed committed ( sorry I forgot teens can't do that). Not all teens just want to get laid. I had many guys trying to get with me, but I knew they only wanted one thing. I could tell the difference between him and them, so yes I think they can do it.
Some teens wish to have a relationship in which they can share their inner most thoughts and feelings with a mate. With this sex may follow. Not many young teens are capable of forming a lasting relationship. They don't know what they want and go out with a mate for two days to 2 weeks and break up moving onto the next mate. They go from person to person in the same manner. I've seen this with my daughter and her friends. My daughter wants a real relationship with a boy and she is in her early teens. She is mature and knows what she wants in a boy and does not go hopping around from boy to boy. She found a trusting and loving boy in which she has a constant dependable relationship. She is very content with herself and life as this is what she wanted at this time in her life. She is very happy. None of her friends are capable of maintaining a stable relationship. My little girl is young but for some reason she is more mature in a healthy boy/girl relationship. My husband and I felt that she was too young however she seems to be doing much better and happy in her relationship.
I agree with everything that's been said in this section, so there is no point in re-stating everything. However I wish to add that I've known more than a few teenagers who can keep a long term relationship going, while taking responsible decisions and having no trust issues (I am myself one of them)
I have to agree though that most teens are not mature enough for a commited relationship mainly because of their hormonal changes and emotional imbalance. What's more, some immature teens see it as a"not cool" thing because of what they see in the media (where the "trendy" thing to do is sleep around and change parners every single day).
Being under the age of 18, I believe it is possible. Sure, there are plenty of teens under 18 that can't have a relationship that lasts more than a week, let alone a serious one. But there are many others (myself included) that are mature enough to have a serious relationship.
it is an emotional time but sharing it with someone makes it easer!
I do not disagree that the teen years are an emotional time and such, but i do believe that teens can be mature enough to maintain a serious relationship. It may be rare, but the fact is that there are a number of teens who can, indeed, hold a serious relationship and CAN be committed. Also in fact, there are a number of adults who are married and have been in a relationship since their teen years.
In terms of only adults being committed, take into account that many adults are just as guilty, if not more guilty, of cheating, adultery, and of many things that teens are guilty of. This makes these adults "not capable of being committed" and the acts are considered by many a "bad decision." There are many famous bands and artists who, along with many adults, jump from person to person to "have fun" or to "love;" this is just a simple example.
I do believe that adults can be capable of maintaining serious relationships, as my parents are a fine example. In no way am i saying that adults are incapable of love. The correct thing would be to say that SOME teens and SOME adults CAN be committed to having serious relationships, but not ALL teens and ALL adults are capable of such.
I feel that they can have a serious relatoinship. They are exploring the people and everything aroiund them. They are learning who they want to be and who they are. In my opion teenagers are just exploring the opposite sex and their emotions. It's harmless.
And what will happen in their life that will affect the stupid decisions they made when they were younger. You can never go back. Don't ruin your childhood just because you got to serious before you even became an adult. LIVE LIFE FREE with out distractions and focus on you!
I don't believe so, I am 18. Though I know at some points I have felt I was in love. I have learned that my mind is not equipped to handle such a heavy relationship. The human mind does not fully develop and mature until the age Of 25, and we act out of arousal and not pure knowledge and experience. Therefore we know not who we are. How could we love another so deeply before we have fully learned who we are ourselves.
As you see, 18 years old is way too young they aren't mature enough and
in my opinion they should just take their time, don't rush there's no need to
if you're really for each other no matter how much time it will spend as long as
you're together it will be okay enjoy the moments without those stuffs and
when the proper time comes..Plan your life together.
Teens have a short attention spans, which doesn't lend itself well to a decent relationship. This is especially bad if one teen is more mature, and ready for a relationship, but their boy/girlfriend isn't as mature, and tries window shopping for other opportunities. It can be a hurtful experience for the more mature one, and could scar them.
Serious relationships generally have one common goal: marriage. Marriage is more than sex and feelings. It's a devotion to support your spouse, raise a family, and counsel each other on important decisions. Teenagers cannot have serious relationships because they are not adults. They don't understand the big picture. All they see is the feelings and sex, friendship and good times.
Nowadays, many teenagers, ages 13 to 17, are in a romantic relationship. Some of them can handle it, but some cannot. In my own opinion, committing in a relationship is for adults, ages 18 and above. I also believe that an effect of early relationships may be an early pregnancy.
Take boys for example, some can hold a relationship while others cannot. This doesn't mean they should settle down at 15! They need to have a life and experience what is right for them. They need to have fun before the time's up, then you get more serious and begin to have long relationships. Take me for example, I'm 25 now and I've slowed down but when I was young I wanted to live and had many a girlfriend, some lasted even more than a year and some only a week. Teens NEED to see whats right for them.
No, I disagree that teens under age 18 can have a serious relationship, because being a teen is an emotional time, and teens are not fully mature to deal with serious relationships like an adult is. Teens under age 18 are not fully mature and are not capable of making rational decisions like an older adult is. Teens are going through growth, hormonal changes and other growing stages. They are not settled enough to make decisions about serious relationships and, most likely, will make bad decisions or move too fast. Older adults, however, are more rational and often make better decisions when it comes to a serious relationship. Plus, teens are not capable of being as committed, as a serious relationship requires.
A child is a child, regardless of whether they are a young child or an old child. If teens are able to have serious relationships under 18 then they should also be able to have serious children to raise and serious careers and serious mortgage payments and hey why not let 16 year olds vote in the presidential election as well. Now all that sounds ridiculous and so does the idea of a 16 or 17 year old being in a serious relationship, because serious means marriage and children, fatherhood and motherhood.
No they are too young and haven't experienced life, which means they don't know what is a relationship. They need to grow and experience life before actually believing they have a relationship.
Teenagers are known for their quasi-periodic emotional states. Although it can be argued that a relationship could actually aid in the management of this condition, there are many other variables which must be taken into consideration such as religion, culture, ethical background, setting, circumstances, degree of maturity, responsibility etc. Such are the principle factors from which a true and sincere relationship is founded. And due to the lack of a "versatile platform" teenagers are most likely incapable of upholding all of these factors. Thus, I believe the answer is no.