There is interest, but they are not coupled up, which is normal.Kids can gain a lot from being in healthy supportive relationships; it adds to their sense of competence and self esteem.
More and more parents are faced with this dilemma today.
At the same time, dating even in groups can be too intimidating for some, and it is important for a child to know that not everyone is dating.
And if she is not - and even if she is just not interested yet-that is perfectly normal too.
The Government has stressed that the law is intended to protect children from abuse by adult sexual predators, and is not to be used to prosecute teenagers who are close in age for having consensual sex – meaning, both of you want to have sex and don’t feel under pressure.
The law is geared towards intimate acts like touching, oral sex and penetrative sex.