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  1. Purposes of Dating Let’s talk dating…

  2. Your Dating Plan • What is your ideal or dream date? • What would be (or has been) your worst date? • Your first date was…. • I think dating should be… Dating is about getting to know each other and getting to know YOURSELF.

  3. 3 Purposes of Dating • Socialization • To develop appropriate social skills. (use proper communication skills) • To practice getting along with others in different settings. • To learn about yourself and to build confidence.

  4. Purpose of Dating • Recreation • To have fun and enjoy the companionship of others. • To try new and different activities. • Gain new experiences.

  5. Purpose of Dating • Mate Selection • To see others in many different settings. • To compare the personality and characteristics of many people. • To learn about the opposite sex. Lightening

  6. Get To know Yourself and others • Look at your 4 dating plans and evaluate each of them on the other side of the paper for how they follow, or do not follow, the 3 purposes of dating. • 3=You should write a book on dating • 2=Room for improvement so add some variety • 1=Sad. Your date, and you, deserve better • 0=Why even go on the date? • Could this be why you had the worst date? Explain: • Now Look at your ideal date and adjust it to meet the 3 purposes of dating. Change or add at least 1new idea to better the date.

  7. $5.00 Date $$$$ get’s in the way of dating. Either we think we don’t have enough for the date or we spend too much on the date. Both influencing the dating experience! • In Your Study Guide the assignment says: • Your assignment is to go on a date! But, the catch is you can only spend $5.00, this does not include gas. Below is a list of suggestions from the boys/girls. Make sure your try and follow the items suggested by the boys/girls below. Be creative! The best way to do this assignment is to go with a group and put all the money together to help it stretch farther. Write a brief summary of what you did on your date and how the date went. Have your date sign the bottom. GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN! • Due: __________________. This is me (big)

  8. Dating Can be Misleading because… Young or Old Woman? Young or Old Woman?

  9. This Is Me • Write or draw 3-5 pieces of information about you really big on the paper. • “Speed Dating” • Hold paper in front of you and walk around reading what everyone wrote. 1. Sit with one person and discuss papers 2. Your group of 2 grab another group of 2 3. Your group of 4 grab another group of 4 4. Your group of 8 grab another group of 8 • How did round 1 differ from round 4? • Compare single dating to group dating pro’s/con’s

  10. I Really Know You Now! • The most stable and meaningful relationships are between people who know each other well. (Superficial vs. Personal) • They use their mouths for talking. • Attraction to each other is NOT enough for the relationship to develop and survive. • What problems occur when the relationship progresses physically without the stability of knowing each other? • HOW Can we get to know each other better?

  11. Do these with your table partners. • What are 2 questions you could ask your date to get to know them better? • Group members answer these questions • What are 2 inexpensive dates you could plan that will allow you to get to know your date better? QUESTIONS???

  12. QUESTIONS ??? • Why did your parents name you what they did?  • When is your birthday?  • What is your favorite birthday cake?  • Where were you born?  • What is your favorite color?  • How tall are you?  • Do you have a job? • Favorite Movie? • What type of music do you listen to? • Why do you think people use curse words? •  If you could add one item to your bedroom, what would it be? •  Describe your perfect day… •  What qualities do you look for in a date? In boy/girlfriend? •  When are you (or have been) most afraid?  •  What is the one thing you couldn’t live with out? •  If you could pick a new first name, what would it be? •  If you could change one thing about yourself what would you change? •  What’s job would you never want to have? • What is the most important thing in your life? • What are you the most passionate about? • Other than your appearance, what is the first thing that people notice about you? • What is the one thing that people DON’T notice about you that you WISHED they would? • Where do you see yourself and what will you be doing this same time next year? • If you could do anything today, what would it be? • What is your biggest pet peeve (something that bugs you) • What is the best vacation you have ever taken? • If your house was on fire, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out? • What house hold chore do you hate the most?  • How many times have you moved? •  How long does it take for you to get ready in the morning? •  What is your favorite time of year? Why? •  Do you put things off until they are due? •  On a scale from 1-10, what is generally your “Happiness” level? •  Do you arrive early, on time or late? • Who is the best teacher you have ever had and why? • Are you a frugal or impulse buyer? • How often do you exercise? Do you go to the gym or exercise by yourself? • Do you like kids? • When you get out of bed do you make it right away or make it later? • When you park at a store, do you park in the same place or random places? • Do you like traditions? • Do you like scary, action, funny or uplifting movies? • Do you like to plan things or are you spur of the moment? • Do you like to dress up and go out or do you like to go casual?  • What is your favorite holiday, why? •  What is the one thing that you can’t stand doing, why? •  What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? •  What is your favorite sit down/fast food restaurant? What would you order? •  Do you like cartoons? •  What is your favorite type of food? • What sport do you enjoy playing? • What sport do you enjoy watching? • What is your favorite Disney movie? • What do you do to cheer yourself up when you are sad? • What possession would you never let anyone borrow? • What makes you laugh? • Are you an early bird or a night owl? • If you could change something that happened to you what would it be? • What do you like to eat for breakfast? • Is your bed made?

  13. Get to know a person in 4 areas(over the course of 4 seasons) • Socially • Manners, polite, able to make friends, gets along with others • Emotionally • Controls emotions, expresses feelings appropriately, cares about other people (family) • Cognitively • Can they think and act for themselves? Sense of humor, follows a personal values and belief system, priorities, goals • Physically • Habits, hygiene, activity level, cares 31 flavors

  14. In Summary…… • An important function of dating is to be able to (test) compare personalities and characteristics in different settings to discover the real person. • Bowling in a prom dress for a date • You can learn something about yourself too. Cat and Mouse

  15. Dating Games! • Cat and Mouse • Hug a potholder • Wink em’ • Lightening Bolt • Fruit Basket • Rise to the Occasion • It takes 2 (to smash a balloon) • Paper bag • Animal sounds