It’s perfectly normal for boys and girls to start liking each other during the preteen years. It’s very new, so it might feel awkward or strange. It’s also fine if kids feel too young to get involved in this lovey-dovey stuff.
So when it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? And what age is appropriate? The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.
There are few things more personal than kissing a woman on the face. Your warm, fuzzy feelings for her can be expressed by placing sweet, light kisses on her cheeks, forehead, jaw line, even her nose and closed eyelids. But don’t lick her face.
It depends on the person really. Most commonly is 10–15 like starting puberty. But boys can have crushes on girls or boys at whatever age they get the crush.
“There is no law about when you are old enough to have a girlfriend or boyfriend, unlike the age of consent. You need to know your child well, because some children may be ready for a relationship at 12 but another not until they are 17.”