Healthy Relationships and Dating "Let’s Hear From the Ladies!" It can be confusing and we want......

In today’s world, there’s a lot of mixed messages for our young men (and the girls too) about dating, intimacy and sex. It can be confusing and we want young men to know how to treat a girl, but we also want to make sure he is treated well too and that his heart is protected.

The “right” time for dating is what’s right for you (your maturity, values, morals, etc.), and not what you may hear from peers or the media. It’s much more important that you do what’s right for you (or her), than what someone else may say. Dating is like being a friend, just with an added kind of excitement.



TODAY’S SESSION AT DESHLER HIGH SCHOOL


SPEAKER –

Dr. Andrea Hunt – (Sociology and Family Studies Chair at U.N.A., Teacher, Advocate, Public Speaker)


PANEL -

Shantrice Byrd, Bailee Stanfield, Valerie Turner, Ahjani Lee

Topic: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIIPS and DATING – WHAT DO GIRLS LOOK FOR IN A MAN

Because hormones and excitement can get in the way of good judgment when dating, there are a couple factors that deserve emphasis:


Respect - You and your date won’t always won’t always agree; you won’t always want to do the same things. That difference is not something to pressure or ridicule your date about. You don’t get to control her, (And she doesn’t get to control you.)


Be Selective – Don’t try to date someone just because they are cute. Try to find someone that you have chemistry with and who seems trustworthy. Relationships are a two-way street. Both of you should have a say in what you do together.


Privacy - Dating creates a special kind of intimacy (whether or not things get physical). Private things that are said or done should not be shared on social media.


Balancing Teen Dating and Friends – You may find it challenging to maintain relationships with other friends while dating. Remember, you should not have to give up your friends to spend all your time with your girlfriend; there’s a place for both in your life.



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