Whatever the reason, your parents might not want you to go out with anyone until you reach a certain age.Depending on how easygoing or strict your parents are, that age could be as young as 13 or 14, or as old as 18."A great way to start the whole dating scene is by hanging out in groups with parental supervision," Choate says."Then the next step might be some gradual couple time, but still with parental supervision." Over time, you can ask for more and more one-on-one time with this person, proving with each step that you are mature enough to handle the added freedom.
A good rule of thumb is not to date anyone who is more than one grade ahead of you, Choate says.
Tell your parents all the reasons why you like this person and want to go out with them -- because they're kind, smart, and fun to be around ("because they're hot" isn't a legitimate reason, so don't even try it).
See if you can work out a deal where you ease into dating gradually.
Girls who've set their sights on older guys, beware.
Dating a guy who's in high school when you're still in middle school, or who's a senior when you're still a freshman might seem cool, but it could get you into a lot of trouble.