2 What is love?Love is a strong affection for another person.
3 Two types of loveRomantic love: is the exhilarating feeling, head over heels in loveMature love: is long lasting, caring, and giving type of love
4 Infatuation vs. love Based on instant desire Physical Lacks confidence and trust in the other commitmentAccepting of one another’s flawsBased on sharing interests and ideasTrusting and secure
5 Why do we date?In our society dating leads to engagement, marriage and children.Dating is also a learning process. It provides us with experiences that help us better understand ourselves as well as others.
6 Functions of dating Understanding of others Understanding yourself Providing companionshipImproving communication skills
7 Functions of dating Learning to negotiate Learning to be responsible Evaluating personality traits
8 Dating There are many different types of dating Each has their pros and consFormal dating: when one person invites another to planned event.Informal dating: two or more people agree to meet and spend time together in a relaxed environment.
9 Types of datingGroup dating: several boys and girls spend time together, developing friendships with those in the group.Pro/Con
10 Pair dating: a couple will develop a relationship with each other. Pro/Con
11 Steady dating: is commitment to date only one person. Pro/con
12 Double dating: can be good transition from group dating to pair dating. Pro/con
13 Random dating: a person dates more than one person at a time. Pro/con
14 Healthy vs. unhealthyA healthy relationship should bring more happiness than stress into your life.Every relationship will have stress at times, but you want to prevent prolonged mental stress.
15 Signs of a healthy relationships Take care of yourself and have good self- esteem independent of your relationshipRespect each other's individualityMaintain relationships with friends and family
16 Have activities apart from one another Are able to express yourselves to one another without fear of consequencesFeel secure and comfortableDo not worry about violence in the relationshipTrust each other and be honest with each other
17 Unhealthy relationship At times all relationships will have some unhealthy characteristics.However, unhealthy relationships will exhibit these characteristics more frequently and cause you stress and pressure that is hard to avoid.
18 Put one person before the other by neglecting yourself or your partner Pressure to change who you are for the other personWorried when you disagree with the other personFeel pressure to quit activities you usually/used to enjoy
19 Where and when should you seek help for your relationship Where and when should you seek help for your relationship? Discuss in group.