Dating etiquette for teen
Dating is an awesome, terrible, challenging, great, heartbreaking institution. It can leave you floating on air or crashing back to earth.The Situation: Things seem to be going pretty well – and then all of a sudden it ends with one line: “It’s not you, it’s God.” Sometimes, well-intentioned Catholics will use God to get out of a relationship they don’t want to be in anymore. Those are both decisions that we made for ourselves, but they sound way better if God told us to do it.Online datings sites are typically created with intention to encourage hookups, both casual and long term, for adults—not teens.
But ALWAYS be up front with the person that you’re dating: if you don’t want to date them anymore, don’t date them anymore. Team Leininger will be weighing in on this one together, because, well, we’re Catholic and we like dating each other. It can be all of those things in the same week, even. And because we’re here to help you, we want to briefly address five of the most challenging aspects of the Catholic dating world.She Says: I’ve had so many girlfriends burned by this one…A guy will say that he’s prayerfully discerned out the relationship because he needs more time to pursue Christ on his own – and then BAM! If you’re really feeling called like it’s time to be single, be single.