What I Wished Someone Told Me About Dating
That's the subject for this week's jam.
WHAT I WISHED SOMEONE TOLD ME ABOUT DATING...
Wow! I honestly don't know what to write for this one.
To be honest I don't feel like I have any advice to give.
I haven't done a lot of dating myself.
In fact aside from a short time in my late teens and early twenties, plus the one guy I dated last year and the 3 dates I had with New Guy, I have no dating history.
If I were going to ask for something to be told to me, that's hard.
There's so much I wish people would tell.
Personally I feel like I'm SO bad at dating.
So if I could have someone tell me something it would probably be some good tips.
Things that girls -good christian girls- should and shouldn't do on dates.
Things to tell to the other person and not to tell.
As I struggle with my health that's often a question in my mind. (Not to mention that bad path I went down last year).
Should I say something about it? After all right now it is a big part of who I am. How I behave even, as my hormones spike up and down and I feel like a nut case. Even though I know that I'm not.
Maybe tips like how guys think, or even how they don't think would be nice.
But I think if I were to give a tip on dating there is one main one-
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
If something seems off, then you're probably right.
Take things with the New Guy- I could tell he wasn't feeling it even if he didn't want to admit it.
And trust what your heart is telling you. There were times I had to talk myself up for going out with him.
In most cases if you're doing that he's not the right guy. Or maybe you're not ready. And if that's the case that's ok too.
I know that right now I'm not really ready to be dating anyone. After things with the Ex ending not long before I started seeing the New Guy, I needed time to wrap my head around what was going on. And my heart still needed time to heal. I do kinda think that the New Guy was good for me. I wonder if I would have ended up going back to the Ex yet again if it hadn't been for him.
Kinda makes me want to thank the New Guy.
And it definitely makes me hopeful, that there is someone out there for me.
And that God will bring him when the time is right.
Of course, come February 14th I may not feel so optimistic.