The first time the realization hit me hard, we were driving on the highway past the scene of a tragic accident - my first instinct was to remind our family friends to slow down at this particularly dangerous intersection, while his first instinct was to pray that this does not happen to our family and friends.It scared me to think of what he would teach our future kids: is it more important to pray before you cross the road or look before you cross the road?
There are three reasons for this: First, any developing relationship creates expectations and raises hopes, which contribute to a significant amount of emotional bonding.
I’ve heard it said a million times before: “I’m really picky.” The subject, of course, is pickiness in dating, and countless men and women tell themselves they can’t find a mate because they’re just too picky.
But before we go further, we need to pump the breaks: There is healthy picky and unhealthy picky.
Being a wise dater also means recognizing when it’s time to end a relationship and move on.
If both you and the person you’re dating agree that your relationship is casual, informal, and not likely to lead to anything serious, a decision about continuing to go out together is not critical.