Is dating important for teens?
Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. That is, adolescents who have a romantic relationship are therefore considered on time in their psychological development.
How long after dating do you make it official?
As a rough rule, two months should be a safe amount of time to broach the subject. But every relationship is different, so if it feels right earlier, go for it. If it doesnt feel right at that stage, there are a few steps you can take to build yourself up for the conversation.