Teenage dating studies
There will be equal number of parents for and against teenage dating. You see that girl, and all you want to do is pull her in an embrace and seal her lips with a kiss!And you are dying to get some time alone with your sweetheart. However, it is something children don't want to talk about with their parents; and something parents don't know HOW to talk with their children. One cannot estimate the intensity and obligation of peer pressure unless one is subjected to it.
Not every teenager gets what he/she wants out of his/her teen years. Not allowing dating can save your son/daughter from a lot of unnecessary agony. Not every experience in life is pleasurable; more importantly, not every experience is necessary.
Being a father, part of why it hurts to see your daughter dating someone is because you have once been the date; and you know what naughty things you were thinking about!
On the other hand, as a mother you could be afraid for your daughter, fearing she will go through a similar heartbreak like you went through in your teen years.
Teenage is that period of life when there are more changes happening in the body than the mind or heart or brain can understand and comprehend.
There are so many hormones charting their independent courses in the body, that acting rational becomes difficult.
As for being parents of a son, you do not want your son to be labeled 'heartbreaker' or 'flirt'.