Jun 27, 2011

Things girls should know before they start dating

Dating is a rite of passage for most teenagers.  It is a scary time for parents because they know what could happen when the child starts dating.  I don't have a daughter, but I started thinking about the things I wish I had known when I started dating.  I remember wanting to find someone that loved me.  I remember wanting to be accepted by the person I thought I loved.  I think every girl has to know some things before she starts dating, so I asked my friends to help me out.  Here are some of the answers from me and my women friends:
  • live the life you want to, not the life someone else wants you to live
  • Take things one step at a time! Don't rush through the dating
  • Enjoy your childhood.  You will have plenty of time to be an adult.
  • Love isn't sex and sex isn't love
  • Always date with another couple.
  • Keep the hormones in check.
  • Take time to think things through, that every choice has consequences.
  • Love yourself enough to know that no one should ever pressure you into doing something.
  • That the people who you should surround yourself with are the ones that truly want you to be the best you can be.
  • You need to put your needs first sometimes.
  • Stay true to yourself
  • Your parents and friends aren't telling you not to date a guy just to piss you off. There's something they can see about the person and they don't want you hurt.
  • Make the choices before the situations happen.
  • Don't ever put yourself into a situation where you can get into trouble.
  • Look for a man who is true to what he says. Weed out any hypocrites. 
  • Abuse does happen... get out when you notice red flags rather than staying with someone that isn't right just because you have feelings.
  • Don't be afraid of hurting a person's feelings by breaking up with him if the relationship is not good.
Do you have something to add to the list above?  Do you have something you wish you had known when you started dating?



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