I recently stumbled across this love note from Sara to her young son. I begged for her to come guest post as it is simply the best advice a mother could ever give her son concerning dating. Sara, thank you for sharing this sweet advice with us.
But it is honestly, the most important thing you will ever do. Because how you date will dictate who you date. And who you date will become your wife. And who your wife is will determine your future family and so forth and so on. Here are a few expectations I have for you when it comes to dating: Always ask a girl on a date.
AND always ask in person. Never, I mean never, ask a girl on a date through a text, instant message, or email. Always take a girl out on a date. Sometimes the best dates are simple, like a picnic in the park. Open the car door for your date. Open all doors for your date. Pay for your date. Do not ever split the bill. Walk to the door to pick up your date.
Never text from the car, or worse yet, HONK! And always walk your date to the door at the end of the night.
Use your good senses when it comes to kissing. Listen to your date. The best dates involve getting to know the other person so take your date somewhere that will allow you to talk. The purpose of dating is to find someone you could spend your future with. So the longer you date a person, the more you should get to know her.
Always make your intentions clear. It may hurt her for a minute but she will appreciate your honesty. And if you are feeling a connection then let her know.
A girl loves clarity. It will make the whole dating process easier if you follow this one simple rule. Date around, but only seriously date one girl at a time. Always, always be faithful. Handle her heart with care. Women are strong, but they are also delicate. When the time comes, tell her you love her, a lot. In fact, tell her all sorts of nice things. Everyone deserves to be complimented.
Not like a waiter. Again, a little can go a long way. Just stick with small surprises. Bring her a case of her favorite soda, pick her flowers, or show up at her work for a surprise lunch date. Never underestimate the power of the written word.
You should write letters or notes to your love often. I love you now, forever and always. Love, Mom — Sara started taking her boys on official dates once they hit the age of five. They have a whole lot of fun making memories, but the whole purpose is to teach them how to date. Do you have a son who is already approaching those teenage years?
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