No they are not ready to date!
But here are the rules, which will drive most girls these days away fast. Seriously though my view is this. If your relationship with God and your parents and your siblings isn't good then at some time in your dating you will have the same problems you had with God, parents or siblings. Work on that first. Enough said.
This is an article by Phil Callaway and it appeared in the Focus on the Family magazine.
Seven Rules for Dating My Son
Have you noticed girls are chasing boys now? Just the other day, one called looking for my son. I asked, Is it Christy, Britney or Sarah? There are so many of you, I get you all mixed up." Believe me this works. Go ahead and try it. Since my son is receiving calls from lovely girls who will make fine wives for someone in 20-30 years, I have decided to issue a short edict to help them out. Later today I will be posting it on the front door with an electric staple gun.
If you would like to talk with my son, please do so in the church foyer. Bring your Bible.
If you call my house to talk to my son, your conversation may be monitored by a customer service representative.
The following locations and activities are acceptable for your date:
My son cannot use my minivan to drive you to the mall. He has a bicycle. You may ride on the handlebars.
Please do not touch my son! Do not lean against him unless you are falling over and are in danger of plunging from a cliff. Do not even pull lint from his clothes. He can do this himself.
I am aware that it is considered fashionable for girls to wear Fergie-style "shirts" that do not reach their low-slung pants. My wife and I want to be fair and open-minded about this, so you are free to show up in such attire. My wife will affix it properly to your body with a glue gun.
Above all else, remember that we've been praying for this boy since God gave him breath, and we will continue to. When he chooses a godly girl, we will be overwhelmed with joy. Until then, we'll pray that you'll chase Jesus first and watch everything else fall into place.