Don't listen in on every phone call and don't read every social media message.
Instead, first dates may be awkward, but they can also be a lot of fun.
Today's teens spend a lot of time texting and posting to potential love interests on social media.
For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.
Make sure your teen knows that just because he's ready to go on a date, doesn't necessarily mean he's ready for a relationship.
Your parenting values, your teen's maturity level, and the specific situation will help you decide how much chaperoning your teen needs.
So you'll need to provide guidance that can help her be successful in her future relationships.