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How old should someone be before they start dating? What should their mindset be?

Key Points:

  • What’s the point in dating right now? It’s unlikely you’ll end up with someone you date in high school; that’s just the fact of the matter!
  • What will you give up? You’ll likely end up spending a lot more time than you might think hanging out with your boyfriend or girlfriend instead of studying, training at sports or music, and building into your close friendships.
  • Does this person meet your standards? This has a lot to do with your mindset in dating. If you’re looking to meet someone you could marry, it’s important to learn what your standards are so you don’t waste your time and energy dating someone who will never make the cut.

Quote This:

Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen. -Henry Cloud

See Also: Relationships, Parenting

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What’s the point in dating right now? Explain.
  3. What will you give up by dating? What have your friends given up?
  4. Do the people you date (or want to date) meet your standards? What are your standards?
  5. What are some challenges people face in dating? How will you prepare for those challenges in your own dating life?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.