When it comes to dating, Christians should only start when they meet someone they like and want to learn more about. It's important to remain friends if there are still things you don't know about the person, such as whether they are also a Christian, what their life goals are, or where they plan to live. These are all important questions that can be answered through friendship, so there's no need to rush into dating if there are potential flaws in the match. However, some Christians may want to move beyond friendship and into a more intimate relationship without committing fully.
The Bible doesn't specify an age at which people should start dating, but it does encourage group dates with other Christian friends who share similar values. If you're only looking for a casual relationship without any commitment, then you're not ready to date yet as you haven't found someone you want to marry. Christians should start dating when they are ready to follow God's word and fulfill their marital roles without relying on their parents. Ask yourself if you're prepared to do what the Bible says a Christian husband and wife should do for each other.
If the answer is yes, then it may be time to start dating.