Is there an accepted age to start dating?

Is there an accepted age to start dating?

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As teenagers, these are some of the mind boggling question we begin to ponder qbout because our curiousity get the better part of us; we feel that strong urge to try all the things we are being previewed to when watching television, listening to music or even watching our friends dance. 

That strong desire brings to the mind the question of "how young is too young to be in a relationship" I'm not too sure what the accepted age to start a relationship might be? If there is who determines what the actual age might be?

Meanwhile, some may feel is culturally, socially or legally accepted but when it comes down to reltionship,one must be goals, values, beliefs, maturity and one must be physically, emotionally and spiritually ready to take on that cross.

In an interview on "what's love got to do with it with Sunshyne on radio GIJ, 97.7mhz, Wise Nana Osei stated emphatically that, one must be above 18 and must be able to decipher between what is good and bad.

"Relationship comes with a whole lot of pressure, it has its own challenges and I strongly believe a little boy or girl with the tiny body will not be able to handle all that stress in addition to his/her education", he stressed. images (15)

Each day brings new feelings—doubts, fears, and confusion coupled with joys and exhilaration—which can be very confusing. Young people spend much of their time just figuring out who they are and how they relate to the world and the people around them.

To add the pressure of a relationship at this stage seems almost too much to ask, especially when the other person is experiencing the same upheaval.

Story:Gloria Kafui Ahiable

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A level 400 student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism offering a degree in journalism. Interests: making good use of technology, reading books on conflict and unraveling mysteries, sight seeing, team work, video production and photography. Philosophy: Hard work breaks no bone. I'm a Christian.

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