Thursday, September 29, 2011

Why Should Adolescents Do Smarter Romance Dating?

"OK, so what's in it for me?" It's an absolutely super question! If you're a thinking adolescent guy or gal then you should be asking it--that is if you haven't been asking it already. How does, for example, a 15 year-old self-respecting guy or gal benefit from Smarter Romance dating? Consider this (actually abbreviated) list of ways you can benefit from SR dating...and this list is not in any particular order.
  1. SR will help you discover and begin to place greater value on the relationship development process in general--especially between guys and gals.
  2. It will help you recognize how friendship and relationship development and maintenance is an acquired skill--a skill you can get really good at!
  3. It will help you place a high priority on time-tested values like personal integrity, fidelity, honesty/truth-telling, trustworthiness and dependability/reliability, etc. And the SR environment offers a marvelous place to learn and to practice these.
  4. It will support you and teach you how to develop some really good male-female communication and collaboration skills.
  5. It will help you clarify some "mysteries" often associated with male-female relationships through your own real-time, dynamic experiences that include cooperative problem-solving.
  6. It will help you build on and grow your innate, home-based character qualities and it will reward your appreciation for these qualities.
  7. SR will reward and excite you with a sense of pride in shared guy-gal successes and cooperative accomplishments.
  8. SR will help you develop greater appreciation and respect for the insight and the constructive input you can receive from other people--like parents, peers, and other genuinely interested adults.
  9. It will help you discover "Why?" and it will grow your "Want to" when it comes to placing a high priority on the value and the role of interpersonal accountability in guy-gal friendships and relationships.
  10. SR will help you to better know and understand yourself.

There is a lot more that can be listed...but that would probably be b-o-r-i-n-g! You and your date--your SR teammate--are always the direct beneficiaries of your SR process. And oh, there is one thing that is not chronically present with SR Dating: CONFUSION!

So, have fun, be safe, and be smart!

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