It seems that dating for Catholics in big cities is a frustrating and difficult experience. After living in DC for five years, and now being in NYC, I see certain common trends, and I imagine such complaints can be heard in other areas of the country as well. In my clinical work I find myself often helping young adults navigate the difficult course of being single and dating. Both men and women alike have complaints about the opposite sex in their groups.
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Photo Credit: Britt Rene Photography. Dating is supposed to be exciting and engaging, but these days the romance and possibility of a date seem to be replaced with confusion. Social media and texting has replaced interactions that used to be face-to-face. In this context, the art of dating has suffered. Want to hang out? From the beginning of time, men have struggled to be clear with women.
Dating vs. Hanging Out
Was last night just a hookup…or something more? Are we going out…or just hanging out? You may need to ask yourself: am I dating, hanging out, or hooking up?
Tingey of the Seventy referred to an article in a recent issue of Time magazine. This tendency to postpone adult responsibilities, including marriage and family, is surely visible among our Latter-day Saint young adults. The average age at marriage has increased in the last few decades, and the number of children born to LDS married couples has decreased. It is timely to share some concerns about some current practices in the relationships of young LDS singles in North America.