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Date like a adult



dating-like-adultGrown-up relationships are complicated. We know that many are finding themselves back in the dating game for the first time in years. We should understand ourselves first, before entering into a new relationship. What are your expectations for someone else? Are they ridiculous, and do you even live up to those same standards yourself? It is very important to observe and understand what triggers you. I believe the deepest, most effective personal work is done through the relationship you engage with yourself… explore your need to be right.

The sooner you leave your expectations at home, the sooner you are going to start enjoying the dating process.

Psalm 139:13-14

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Some of your companions are influencing you that it’s a great opportunity to get back out there (to the dating scene) once more. And, your thoughts are the regrettable dates you’ve participated in since you were recently single. You are tired of kissing (meeting) an excessive number of incompatible, potential companions. Dating when you’re a grown-up is not quite the same as it was at the point which you were youthful. The guidelines are always showing signs of change, and people have more history as they move along throughout everyday life. Simply do what you can to ensure that you are great voyaging mates as you travel through the way of affection.

I’m excessively old, making it impossible to counterfeit it, so in this “grown-up” period of my dating life, I’ve chosen to approach it altogether in an unexpected way. I carry on with an entirely routine life (it’s humiliating, I know): wake up, get my Starbucks, work, exercise, observe awful TV and go to bed. While I completely appreciate that, it’s alright to switch things up by consenting to accomplish something other than what’s expected, something out of my customary range of familiarity, to become acquainted with somebody I’m keen on.





Frequently, we don’t listen to ourselves. Listen to your intuition. If you start to feel uncomfortable around someone, think twice about having a relationship. Check in with your emotions, no matter how attractive the other person may be. Your intuition and feelings will tell you what you need to know.


You need to appreciate that dating is the culmination of a screening process. Many singles (in error) view dating as a process where they go to meet someone to see if they are compatible or if there is a connection. This is a waste of valuable time! The beginning of relationships tend to come easily, but making them endure over time requires plenty of effort from both parties. You can never assume that you are Dating Exclusively, even if you have become physical.

Have you ever asked yourself, where is the best place to meet my soul mate? Being single can be difficult, yes? Sure, you might meet the love of your life while sipping gin and tonics, at the bar. But wouldn’t it be so much cooler to say you met at the “Strawberry Festival”? If you continue to only search for that special person in a single location, you will limit the many opportunities that surrounds you… You never know where you’re going to meet the next person you date. You can meet that special  someone in a shopping center, or while walking your dog. Don’t miss out on the array of possibilities that encircles you daily life.

Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 

“It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. …

You may have considered downloading a “Dating App” on your cell phone. I recommend you trying free trial phone dating first to get the hang of it.


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