School of dating
Perhaps it means something different in different middle school cultures. A boy did ask our daughter out in a more traditional sense. But I'd be just as concerned about letting her have a Facebook page. There's too much girl drama and meanness that happens on Facebook.
My wife has been friended by a number of our daughter's friends, so my wife and daughter read the Facebook posts together.
I am not sure how you and your daughter are defining dating.
This is especially true given that middle school boys are now watching porn from the time they are 11 or 12. However, I'm getting the sense that dating in middle school doesn't always mean "dating." Our daughter is in the 7th grade.I have seen some very disappointing things on articles of my situation.Such as middle school relation ships do not matter.A Confused Mother Dear Mother, First, let me say that we have to be very careful about wishing for popularity for our kids.The popular kids are not always the happiest kids nor are they always the nicest. Anyone who has ever been excluded knows that this has often been initiated by the popular kids. Nonetheless, kids who begin to date as young teens are more likely to have bad study habits, eventually develop substance use problems and are unfortunately more likely to drop out of school than teens who begin to date at later ages.
It's enough for them to change their relationship status on Facebook.