**************** Chris, Some of my children’s friends have started dating.
The app where you swipe users on the screen right or left to match or dismiss them has come under fire in the past for apparently promoting "hook up culture".
If you're talking dating apps, you're most likely talking Tinder.
Your ultimate goal is to spend eternity with Heavenly Father, and in His kingdom we will live as eternal families.
So the ultimate goal of dating is to find an eternal companion you can make and keep temple covenants with.
If you have a question, please email Chris at this specific email address: adviceforparentsoftweens[at]gmail[dot]com.
Please keep your questions on the issue of raising older kids.By the way, my husband was a late bloomer and started dating at 19. A Confused Mother Dear Mother, I completely understand why you are confused.First, the definition of dating is different these days than it was when you and your husband were younger.Previously, 13-17 year olds were able to use the app but only had access to other users in their age bracket.Now Tinder is saying that they will no longer offer this option for what they say is less than 3 percent of its user base.“When you are old enough [age 16], you ought to start dating.