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Anyone you date - even if, as per the equation, you're both fourteen - should be considered a grown-ass adult. If you feel you need to get someone else's permission before you date someone, you probably shouldn't be dating them.

The exception, of course, is in any sort of poly open-relationship-type deal. In that case, yes, you absolutely should check with the other party before proceeding.

(Sunday night, INT: EB and JH's living room)

JH: So... in two weeks... do you think I should date Gina?
EB: Are you asking my permission?
JH: No, just your advice. You know her better than I do, she's your friend. Do you think it is a good idea that she and I should date each other?
JH: I guess I might also kind of be asking for your permission too.
EB: Regina Ulrich is a grown-ass woman and the only person you should be asking for permission to date her is her. And no.
JH: No?
EB: No, I do not think that you should date her, I do not think that it is a good idea. I know she's not just looking for dinner and a movie, she's in the market for long term, and I don't think you're going to be that guy for her.
JH: Oh. Okay, I won't date her, then.
EB: Oh, for God's sake, don't do what I say, what's the matter with you?