REASONS FOR DATING GIVE ME SOME REASONS WHY YOU DATE...
Other Reasons... • Learn more about the gender we are dating • Develop communication skills • Be accepted by someone who wants to spend time with me • Develop independence from parents • Learn to feel more at ease with intimate relationships • Help evaluate good & bad qualities that could be found in a future spouse • It’s fun & enjoyable • Sharing common interests and developing new interests
Do we want guidelines as teenagers? • Do we need them as teenagers? • Why do our parents want guidelines for us?
It is important to set standards for dating relationships before going out the front door to insure you are always honest that you are making decisions that are truly in the best interest of both of you. Both men and women are jointly responsible for setting and maintaining limits.
DATING GUIDELINES: • Choose responsible friends • Date people close to your own age • Avoid tempting situations • Select entertainment that promotes healthy sexuality • Have your boundaries set • Communicate these boundaries • Have an agenda planned for your date & stick to the agenda (location & time)
Two HUGEinfluencing factors that affecting a dating relationship: • How you dress... • Drugs & Alcohol
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours