My son has decided against dating right now in his life...a decision he is finding harder and harder to stand by since he is surrounded by beautiful girls. But he understands they are just that...girls. And he is still a boy in some ways. Although they are growing up fast, he understands the purpose of dating and since he is not in the market for a wife yet, he chose to take his buddy to the JR/SR banquet. I think it was a mature decision and probably alot less stressful as well as much more fun!