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3 Tips to Bring Dating Back

by Anonymous Shocked and bewildered. That’s how I felt during my freshmen year of college as I watched my peers forego the remnants of the dating script they learned in high school. The first months of school were full of … Continue reading »

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Get It Right: “Dating” and “Relationship”
Don’t Mean the Same Thing

by James Lopez I’ve often had conversations with my peers who explain they won’t ask someone out because they’re not ready to commit to something serious with that person. They’re afraid that just by asking someone on a date, they’ll … Continue reading »

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On Work and Dating: One Recent Grad’s Perspective

by Zach Horton Entering the workforce is a lot like going back to high school: you’re shuffled from one thing to the next, hardly in charge of your own schedule, and all the while, you’re under the gun to excel … Continue reading »

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When Dating is Actually Less Stressful

by Jason Morgan Everyone craves intimacy. We all desire to know and be known by our fellow human beings. But the thing is, we weren’t all born already knowing everybody else. This is actually a good thing because, humans and … Continue reading »

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Dating is Unnecessarily Complicated

by Erik Massenzio Dating does not have to be awkward. For whatever reason, dating has become synonymous with “having a boy/girlfriend.” It does not have to be this way, and probably does more harm than good in the long run! … Continue reading »

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"Jousting with Windmills" by Casey Gleave

Rather than finding satisfaction by saying “no”, Love and Fidelity Network students find joy in certain things that deliver it. They share truths that they have discovered by reason, science, and their own experiences. They are willing to take the heat that comes from rubbing against the cultural grain because they hope the truths they affirm will benefit this and future generations. Implicit in their speech and action is their assertion that you matter. Just as Don Quixote rode off on his Quest in the hope that Aldonza would see that she really is Dulcinea, “[They] hope to add some measure of grace to the world.”

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"Courtship, Etiquette, and the Adolescent Male" by Randall B Smith

Recently, Randall Smith discussed how etiquette and courtship rituals, which once helped channel masculine energy into constructive ends, has degenerated into hook-ups. In his opinion, women have been a large part of the cause. Read on for his take: I … Continue reading »

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"Why Young Persons Would Wait Forevermore" by Catherine Palmer

Most women still want to be princesses, and most men still seek to win a woman’s heart. Hefner and Sanger diminished the person to the mere sum of parts, yet we know that men and women are remarkable and multifarious, fantastic and so much more. There is still magic in the differences of the sexes—and what a joy it is to encounter them! Indeed, our world contains the possibility of being radically altered by this ‘other,’ who, through the eyes of love, suddenly becomes much larger than we saw before.

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"Emotional Chastity" by Audrey Pollnow

Chastity is not simply a courtesy owed women. Nor is it a mechanism by which women can exchange sex for a promise of lifelong protection. Rather, it is a holistic treatment of the human person in accord with reality.

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"Austen's Power" by Peter Blair

We like Austen’s novels, I think, precisely because we are dissatisfied with the norms and rituals that govern our interactions with each other, especially our romantic ones. If we like innocent flirting at country balls, as our penchant for Austen suggests, we must also, on some level, dislike drunken hook-ups after games of pong.

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