Dating for prents
While some teens are happy not to date while they are in high school, others feel stressed or upset because they would like to date, but are not allowed to.
If you feel you are ready to date but can’t, it’s common to feel frustrated or angry.
Mums Date Dads is exclusively for single Mums and Dads.
We know from first hand experience how difficult dating can be when you're a single parent and how precious your free time is.
Before you start sneaking off behind your parents’ backs (which will just make them trust you less), try to figure out if they are open to discussing it. Explore compromises that will make them feel more comfortable, such as going on group dates instead of one-on-one dates, being home at a certain time, or only going on dates with boys or girls they’ve met.
If they are, find out why they don’t like the idea of you dating. Often, parents are thinking of your safety and well-being.
That complicates things for you, but it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker.
Before you give up on your parents, try the following: Many families have expectations that teenagers won’t date or get into relationships until they are a certain age, or ready to get married.