No dating until 16

But it turns out that there is a pretty simple mathematical rule that tells you how long you ought to search, and when you should stop searching and settle down.

The math problem is known by a lot of names – “the secretary problem,” “the fussy suitor problem,” “the sultan’s dowry problem” and “the optimal stopping problem.” Its answer is attributed to a handful of mathematicians but was popularized in 1960, when math enthusiast Martin Gardner wrote about it in .

” Realistically we know that’s not likely to happen, so how can we approach the dating decisions?

Let’s return to one of the five basics of parenting adolescents.

But while the culture of teen dating has evolved, has the age at which it starts changed, and when exactly is the best time? The Great Debate" data-reactid="23"STORY: When Is Your Kid Old Enough to Babysit? Their lack of maturity leaves them ill-prepared to handle some of the common emotions and issues that couples face, and without many peers going through similar experiences, they’re left to figure things out for themselves.

It’s obvious a lot has changed among teens in recent years.

For one, group dating is more popular than ever (not to be confused with double dating, this is when girls and boys hang out en masse, usually at a mall or a restaurant).

In the scenario, you’re choosing from a set number of options.

For example, let’s say there is a total of 11 potential mates who you could seriously date and settle down with in your lifetime.