Purpose of dating is marriage
We would giggle and laugh through this wonderful phase of our lives.
And date-by-date we would gain more confidence and the social skills to take us into our college years, where dating had a different goal.
The question isn’t whether they are forming relationships, they are.
The question is what are their standards around doing so?
But we were practicing with each other – and it was so fun!
Imagine the possible consequences of youth in their teenage years put off gaining these social skills until they reach college.
(For the Strength of Youth, Dating) The growing culture in many high schools is now a “hook up” culture, and no longer a “dating” one.
Although this talk was geared towards young adults – I can’t help but wonder how the expectations and attitudes about dating in high school would naturally impact the behaviors in their young adult years.
Setting aside the dangers of hooking up, what about those social skills gained as youth date a variety of people?