How do I decide when to let my daughter date? I have an pre-teen daughter that is beginning to talk about boyfriends and dating. I have sat her down and talked with her about some of the pitfalls of dating. I have also told her that there will not be a "magic age" that she starts dating. Instead she will be allowed to date when she is emotionally ready; and a Christian boy ,that was a friend first, seems like he may be a match for her. What other things should I consider?