“But if he’s so uncomfortable that he gets angry or shuts down or otherwise just can’t continue the conversation, that’s a big sign that he’s not ready for this.” If so, assure your child that there’s no hurry to start dating.
"Acceptable" is such a loose term, so it's hard to say what is "acceptable" for any given person.
Do you want a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage? If your reasons for wanting to date are merely for selfish gain or personal happiness, then those are honestly unhealthy motivations.
Relationships are not about US; they are about serving someone else.
Also keep in mind 1 Corinthians (NIV), which says, "'I have the right to do anything,' you say—but not everything is beneficial.
But for my daughter, the boy had to be willing to go on a "double date" with my husband and I first.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?After all, everyone is a different individual and their situations and maturity will vary greatly.Something that is acceptable for one person may not be acceptable for another.