The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.
When did people first start dating?
The concept of dating really began at the turn of the 20th century. Prior to the late early 1900s, courtship was a much more private, unemotional affair.
What is the average age for first relationship?
Ages 13 to 17 From a developmental perspective, around 16-years-old is around the time we begin having the capacity to experience our first real relationship. According to the Pew Research Center, 35 percent of teens ages 13 to 17 have been in a romantic relationship.