1. Thou Shall Not Overthinkth Thy Date.

It’s just a date. Don’t stress yourself out. Don’t over think things like how they text you, what your future babies will look like, or anything else. Just have fun. Just remind yourself to enjoy the night and everything else will fall into place.

2. Guys, Plan Thy First Date.

Guys, if you don’t plan the first date, then plan on not having a second date. Having a plan shows the girl you care about her and that you can be trusted in planning a fun night. Pick a place to eat and something fun to do. It’s not as hard as you think.

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3. Guys, Thou Shall Be Sureth Thy Is Dating, Not “Hanging Out”.

Your date should never wonder if they are on a date. If they do, then the guy has absolutely failed at life. Guys, don’t be afraid to use the “D” word (i.e. date) when you ask her out. It reveals your true intentions and this can make it more stressful to say, but you have to do it. Others have gone before you and have come out alive. Now, it’s your turn.

4. Thy First Kiss Cometh Not Always On Thy First Date.

The first kiss can’t be rushed. Good things take time and a kiss is a good thing (Can I get an amen?). Rushing the first kiss will only end in an awkward disaster.

5. Guys, Thou Shall Be Chivalrous.

Contrary to public opinion, chivalry isn’t dead. Guys should do all the following: open her door, pay the bill, tell her she’s beautiful, walk her to her front door, and text her after the date saying that you had fun on the date. In other words, be a gentlemen. Girls often think poorly of themselves, so it’s a guy’s duty to treat girls in a way that reminds them that they’re special.

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6. Thou Shall Not Talketh About Thy Ex.

Your date doesn’t want to hear about your past failed relationships. Doing so, will only make it look like maybe your ex’s made the right decision in not dating you.

7. Put Thy Phone Away.

Your attention should be fully on your date, not on the screen of your phone. Don’t text or call your friends, don’t check your Twitter/Facebook, or anything else on your phone. Your eyes should be looking at each other, not your phone.

8. Thou Shall Not Be Someone You’re Not.

Be yourself. You’ve heard this over and over, but you still need to hear it again. All good relationships have honestly as a core tenet of the relationship, so be honest when you date.

9. Thou Shall Not Smelleth Like A Wet Dog.

Don’t be afraid to take a shower, brush your teeth, and maybe even wear deodorant (only if you really like them). Most of you already know this, but there’s a sad few who need to be reminded of this truth. If bathing is optional in your eyes, then don’t be surprised when you find it hard to find a second date.

10. Thou Shall Not Alloweth Thy Outcome Of Thy Date To Define Thou.

You’re amazing, even if your date isn’t able to realize it. Good people have bad dates all the time. Regardless of this date, there is someone out there for you. A bad date is actually you making progress towards meeting your future mate. Why? You’re one more person closer to meeting your future mate.

Jordan Kranda
Follower of Jesus. Husband to Ariel. Master’s of Theology (Greek Track) Graduate. Future Pastor. Present lover of cheese, Blink-182, & watching sports.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I love this! It is great and something that is really important for people to hear! Thank you 🙂 Especially number 9 cracked me up!

  2. If a girl thinks poorly of herself, a potential boyfriend’s words are not going to fix her or save her. It’s actually kind of offensive that you’d say that. Jesus already saved that girl & only he can fix her.

  3. Can Commandment 2b be the guy defines if he wants a second date verbally on the first date? That’s just takes away so much PRESSURE! Can be scary if it doesn’t go well, but its good communication, and seems like an adult thing to do … am I right?

  4. How refreshing to know that they are gentlemen still out there. I pray that God will lead my daughter’s to a Godly man like you. I pray the same for myself (now that I”m older and wiser). Thank you for not compromising and sticking to the truth and mostly for sharing it without conviction. You are a blessing!

  5. Thank you for writing #3 and #4. (“failed at life” may be a little strong but failing #3 is certainly a fail). If I couldn’t figure out whether a guy thought we were dating or not, I would create some space even if I liked him. Defining what’s going on is pretty basic and I am not going to ask when there is uncertainty unless there’s already an extraordinary level of trust.

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