I didn't sneak around and date either because I didn't want to get into trouble with my parents.
I was shocked that she would even think about the concept of dating at such a young age.
The survey asked about three different categories of romantic relationships and found: Some 64% of teens indicate that they have never been in a romantic relationship of any kind (and 1% declined to provide their relationship status).
The 35% of teens who say they are either currently involved with a romantic partner or have ever dated, hooked up with or had a romantic relationship with someone will serve as the focus of the remainder of this report.
While it may not be what you envisioned, teenage boys may start going on "dates" as part of a bigger group at around 13 1/2 years, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics -- though the majority of the teens in these group outings are actually unattached.
Going out on dates solely as a couple usually becomes more common around age 16, according to NYU Langone Medical Center.