Whether or not a date will be allowed is totally dependent on whether or not the activity is God-pleasing.
Dates that revolve around unknown departure and arrival times should be avoided.
Although your teen is responsible for knowing what time it is, you are the timekeeper.
Preface this discussion with the thought that you are all entering into a new phase of life when, along with the inevitable physical changes that will take place, life will become more complicated as will the rules that govern it.
Ultimately, making God-pleasing decisions is what it is all about.
Dating: The Rules of the Game As you and your teen enter into the dating years, it is important for parents to sit down with their sons or daughters and establish guidelines for dating that are clear, concise and non-debatable.
When your child reaches the age of 12 or 13 years, it would be a good time to sit down with them and explain your expectations of them in the forthcoming years.
Supervision of the teen dating scene can be facilitated far easier if some structure is already in place before the request to "date" is made of you.
Your teens will know that you are in charge in all activities that concern them because you have shown them through leadership that you care and you act when the situation merits action.
Eventually, the group see the pair as a couple committed to each other.