Yeah... It might just be more of a social concern. Maybe she shows no interest in boys? I know if my boys didn't start to show an interest in the opposite sex by the time they were 13 or 14, I'd be a tad concerned.
I don't think anyone should push it so hard though. I would just ask... "Do you have any crushes yet?" And there is always the possibility that she is more interested in having a girlfriend :P
Also... I disagree about the whole bimbo statement. While I think pushing a child into having romantic encounters is a bit weird. Romance at 13 or 14 in many cases (as Zev pointed out) is just puppy love. Its more like what you do to prepare for real romance. I think having a "boyfriend" at that age just means you're experimenting and getting to know the opposite sex (or same if you prefer). I think it can help eliminate some akwardness that may come about if you lack experience by the time you're 18+.
Then again, there are young girls who end up pregnant and such... Which means, their experimental phase (where it shoulda just been puppy love) got a bit too serious. So once again, I stress, I would inquire about my childs interest, rather than push it on to them prematurely.
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Umm.. this question is more to a... personal view instead of just looking at her age.. >.< Getting a boyfriend is utterly one's decision and it should not be affected because of age.. but of course to say things in a logical way.. she should at least be mature in thinking, and at least find one before she is too old.. 30ish per say.. >.< but it's utterly her own decision..other people should not interfere...be it family or friends.. o.O
If one wants a boyfriend... go get one.. o.o sheesh...it's that easy...
Yeah, it's pretty obvious that the whole issue is whether or not the girl wants a boyfriend or not. 13 or 14 isn't that young an age to be in a relationship at all. I don't even remember my first boyfriend, and I'm only 14 right now... She should wait, however. I mean no offence, and it's not true for all of them, but boys around our age are quite immature... (As in, perverted. Not that it's going to get any better in the next couple of years.)
My opinion is is that i agree with you girls. We dont NEED a man to define who we are. We can be awesome all by our selves. I'd hate to put most girls out thier but if you've known a dude for like two days and ur like in so much love with him, its kinda strange. Love isnt something that is created out of air. Its something that needs work at. I mean really if he is more concernd with when you gonna giv him SOME then he is about when you've finshed your homework so you and him can hang out then that is not the guy for you.
Now about the 14 y o girl and she should get atleast one bf b4 she turns 22 or whtever. Thats not even nessary. If she doesnt want one so she can persue her education with out certain road blocks then she doesnt need one. I have a friend she could have got any guy she has ever wanted, she was the most prttiest girl in my school, but she said 'I'll get a boyfriend when i finsh high school.' Since that time boys have come and went except one. He helped her with her homework and walked her to school with out the intention of kissing her. The dayof our graduation he asked her out and she said yes. Because a true man(not boy) will let you be on that mountain top with him. He wont let you be on the hill. She can socailize with boys but she does not NEED a boyfriend to learn socail skills.
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