One of the biggest surprises to me, working with both the men and women young single adults is how little they date. Wonderful men say, “I can’t get a girl to give me a second date.” Wonderful women say, “I can’t remember going on a date.” Here are four bad ideas that I think are inhibiting dating at BYU—and perhaps across the Latter-day Saints singles scene in general.
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I met a girl recently in my apartment complex and we’ve started hanging out a lot. I like being around her and her roommates and I think she’s interested in me. The only thing that’s holding me back from moving things forward is that I’m not really physically attracted to her. Part of my worry is that I’m not sure if my expectations are all warped because of how women are portrayed in media. How important is physical attraction when dating someone?
How is the rising generation of Church members faring in this world that is becoming devastatingly more difficult? The values which we took for granted as the bedrock of life not that long ago have been abandoned in our society. That is one of the questions we hoped to explore when we came to the Rome Temple dedication. How are the YSA’s of the Church doing in Rome and across Europe?
Considering a host of social pressures and stresses that adolescents experience, the addition of a relationship to the equation can have a negative impact, according to a study from BYU professor of family life Adam Rogers.
Dating, relationships, and marriage aren’t quite what they used to be, Dr. Stanley said while speaking to students, faculty, and alumni on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, February 7. Looking back 40 years ago or so, there were pretty clear steps or stages that signaled where a couple was in their relationship with one another. By contrast, today’s dating culture has become one of fear, anxiety, and unrealistic expectations. So, how can we overcome these things?
In our work with young adults around the world we share a simple yet powerful formula that makes a real difference in helping them plan their lives. Of the six steps in “The Formula,” the step that many young adults surprisingly say is the most impactful is getting up early in the morning.
In this episode, Geoff Steurer and Vauna Davis discuss how couples can respectfully address the issue of pornography when dating. She also shares a free resource to help couples navigate this conversation to build more honesty and growth in their relationship.