Dating gift guidelines
Dating with a trajectory towards marriage means dating with a purpose.
It means dating someone who meets the values and goals you have for a future spouse (more on that later).
But watch out for those jitters — they can make you feel so anxious that you project your own hopes on to this new person, rather than noticing his or her true nature. Ask questions about the issues that matter most to you. On a date not too long ago, I worried I'd been hit by lightning. That view discounts the possibility of magic — an undeniable resonance that a man and woman feel for each other, often right from the start. All in all it was not too different from being back in 7th grade again, summoning the gumption to ask Nancy Morris to dance for the very first time.