Dating is a time of social experimentation for teens.It’s a time to test out which type of partners appeal to them, and how they can negotiate a romantic relationship.
While you may think your teen already knows how to date, they probably don’t.
When kids are able to tell parents that they met someone, the more rational they are, the more likely parents are to talk about it.
[Teens can] get emotional, and when they start talking when they're tired and feeling hormonal, this scares the parents.
When your child wants to date and you get to meet the person they want to date, you'll be able to see the child's emotional development and self-esteem by what types of people they attract.
LTK: Sometimes teens may want to talk to their parents about a relationship, but they aren't sure how to begin.