Proper age range for dating
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“Sixteen– and even a bit older — is a good age for dating, provided that the teen is mature,” says Dr. “Maturity can be measured by willingness to participate sufficiently in household chores, treating others with respect, getting good grades and managing emotions.'” Mike Domitrz, parent of two teenagers and the author of, , says that 16 is the ideal age.
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I did all this for one main reason: to make this process easier for all those of who want to try it. (For example, while Tinder has more of a “hook-up” stereotype than Hinge does, I didn’t want to present myself as more open to hook-ups on one versus the other.) It’s difficult to decide how to present yourself in this capacity – how much is appropriate to share, but how much is not enough?
Go ahead, call me The Bachelorette of Online Dating (I’ll wait). Once these decisions were made and my profiles were created, it became official: There was no turning back.