Im almost 21, so Im pretty young still and have had these sorts of things happen in highschool and such.
Whats your goal? Marriage? Of course it should be. Teenage dating is just that, those fuzzy feelings and holding hands etc.
Reality hits in when it gets more personal, Ive had semi dating experiences as a teen, none of them went anywhere.
So should you be alone? No, if your actually serious then have company, treat it as a friendship. I learned this is called courtship or something along the lines of that. No hugs nor anything like. Because really, its teen dating, your still young and dont have a job or an actual living yet.
Its great you come looking for advice, but dating isnt a great idea unless you think long term, and even then its hard to tell cause if you are asking if you could be alone then thats already doubt.
This is coming from experience because on my semi dating i was alone with a girl, and i never really thought of anything. Its alot more sacred and serious when you realize love isnt all about being huggy and clingy and alone.
If I were you Id treat it as friendship and nothing more until older age for “dating”. Hope I helped a bit!