First of all, if your parents have said that you are not allowed to date, then you must obey their rules.Proverbs 1:8 says, "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching..." Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." If they have said that it's OK, then you move onto the second thing, which is evaluating your motivations. What is it about having one that attracts you to the idea?It may be hard to see your child growing up and finding new people to get close to, but if you take the right steps and teach them how relationships are supposed to be, they’re much more likely to make the right choices."Acceptable" is such a loose term, so it's hard to say what is "acceptable" for any given person.If a girl just wants a boyfriend so she has someone to tell her she's pretty and take her to prom, that's a selfish reason.If a guy just wants a girlfriend so his friends will stop hassling him about being a single virgin, then that's a selfish reason.You need to keep the lines of communication open and also reiterate to them how they should treat people and expect to be treated in a relationship.
If you have taught them about a proper relationship, then you should trust them to make their own decisions.Only intervene if you think the relationship is dangerous for your child.As a parent, it is important for you to recognize the danger signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship.Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.Once you’re done talking, set a good example in your relationship with your significant other.Also keep in mind 1 Corinthians (NIV), which says, "'I have the right to do anything,' you say—but not everything is beneficial.