Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God, 1 Corinthians 10:31
St. Paul says something that seems quite simple and logical. Therefore, whatever in this case also means the whole dating process and how what your behavior is during that whole process.
When going out on a date you will be nervous. There are many things that you will need to know and do on a date. The first and foremost you must treat the woman with respect. Holding doors open, including car doors, for them, letting them go first, asking them what they would like to do or see is all part of respecting them. On a date the woman is the center of attention, not you.
A date may involve going out to eat, going to the movies, going to a park or hanging out at a party. The etiquette you have learned previously must be displayed at all times when you are with a woman. The woman’s well being comes first at all times. If she does not want to see a certain movie and you do, don’t see that movie, go see another. Men and women like different things and enjoy different things. Maturity shows when you go to things that the woman likes and you may be indifferent about it.
Women are to be respected at all times. You do not talk negatively about another person especially a woman. Do not call her derogatory names.
When a woman says no, she means no. Do not belittle her or use your friends to talk her into doing or going someplace she does not want to go to or do. She usually has a good reason for her decision and a public place is not the place to discuss these matters. If she wants to be taken home, take her home. Many parents have curfews for their children and the guy must abide by those rules.
If you are driving a car, do not show off to the woman. The woman does not like to be in a speeding car or in a car that is being driven erratically. Respect for her means that you will drive the speed limit and obey all traffic rules and signs. Many teens and young adults die each year from this behavior.
Do not touch a woman in her
private or inappropriate places. This is actually considered rape in many
municipalities. The woman must give you permission before you touch her in her
private places. Women under the age of 17, by law, cannot give permission to
for such touching. Sexual activities are also not to be engaged in prior to
1 – Respect the woman at all times 2 – Plan the date with their help
- – Hold doors open for them, including car doors
- – Go to the door of her house to pick up the woman 5 – Respect the woman at all times
- – When a woman says no, she means no.
- – Drive the car respectfully with no showing off 8 – Do not touch a woman inappropriately
9 – Follow all the etiquette rules
These are just a few things you can do to make your life and lives of those around you more enjoyable. As Christians we represent our Lord and what we say and do reflects on how we feel about Him and what He has done for us. By showing honor and respect to others through the use of good manners and etiquette we demonstrate our love for our Lord and our willingness to serve Him.
“Etiquette is the grease that makes the world move smoothly.”