It can be alarming and uncomfortable to think about your child dating.
But don’t pretend it’s not happening (or that it won’t at some point), whether your child has brought it up or not.
If you want your child to understand your expectations and rules about dating, you need to express them.
Don’t let your child learn about dating from their friends or the media.
When your child mentions dating or a girlfriend or boyfriend, try to get an idea of what those concepts mean to them.