Now, think about your teenager - and forget everything you know about dating.In your teen's world, getting "asked out" may mean cementing an exclusive relationship after weeks of "talking" online, texting, or Facebooking.
Of course, those rules don't necessarily apply if you have major safety concerns, however.
While it's not healthy to get wrapped up in your teen's dating life, there will be times when you may have to intervene.
Here are five things every parent should know: While some teens tend to be interested in dating earlier than others, romantic interests are normal during adolescents.
Girls are more vocal about the dating interest and tend to be interested in a greater degree at a younger age, but boys are paying attention also.
Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.