But if you're talking about kissing people you date, be cautious in how you use this form of affection.
The book, which will hit shelves on May 22, will guide readers through the perilous world of first dates, falling in love, break-ups and the emotional minefield of exes, but most importantly how a strong woman playing the game should never be played - something Lucy now knows all about. Way too often, girls fall for players who they know are going to screw them over, or they throw themselves at guys and wonder why they've never heard from them again, or they stay in dead-end relationships because they are too scared of being alone.
These girls aren't strangers, they're me, they're my friends, they're all of us. Dating nowadays is seriously complicated and the more attached we get to someone the more confusing it seems to become. It's taken a lot of long and painful lessons for me to work out how to play the dating game and I've often wished someone could have just told me the rules from the start, before I had to learn them the hard way.
In response to this study, my friend and colleague Brent Top—a member of the Religious Education faculty—and I decided to examine the dating culture among LDS youth, particularly those young adults at BYU.
Let me compare the desire to marry among college women across the nation to both women and men attending BYU.
If you are unsure, at least wait until you are sure of that person's character.
A good question to ask yourself when contemplating a possible date is to ask yourself if the person lives gospel standards.If you put your arm around someone on a date, what are you saying (without using words)? And that's exactly why we have to be careful - because we could be telling lies with our actions.This is a major reason why people get hurt, and why there's heartache.But the dating mistakes I've made and the experiences I've had to go through have taught me that I won't put up with anybody who doesn't treat me the way I deserve, ever again.I am never going to settle for just any guy that comes along… And, hopefully after reading my book, neither will you.The topic I selected to discuss this morning was motivated by a research report I read last summer.