Here is something that not only helps me be wise in my dating decisions, but also inspires me to be better. Although this quote was directed at the men, it definitely applies to women as well. Enjoy!

“One good yardstick as to whether a person might be the right one for you is this: in her presence, do you think your noblest thoughts, do you aspire to your finest deeds, do you wish you were better than you are?”

– Ezra Taft Benson

Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

I used my last few communication assignments at Utah Valley University to research the phenomenon where girls say that if a guy seems too nice it’s a turn off. Crazy right?? The data I found in academic articles and random interviews on campus has made it crystal clear what girls actually mean when they say this. Enjoy!

Is Too Nice Feminine? (Applied Theory Paper)

Too Nice: Examined with Research and Social Construction

Too Nice: Examined with Theories


Dating is a QUEST!

questFor those who feel like dating is toxic:

Dating is not toxic. Dating is an exciting and growth stimulating QUEST to find a portion of the limitless treasure that you have been promised. The way is fraught with serious challenges that can help you become much better than you were before. The way is also fraught with fun things to do. There are opportunities to stop, feel pure joy, and celebrate when others are blessed to find a portion of this treasure that they can make their own. You have three companions that will never leave you. One is a Comforter that also has a map and a rule-book that you get to study whenever you want. Another frequently reminds you of your Divine identity and purpose as His child. He assures you that you are meant to succeed and He promises that you will. The Third heals you when you need it, provides food and nourishment to instill you with strength beyond your own, and sacrifices His own well-being continuously in the face of dangers and and consequences that you should have avoided. Your ultimate destiny cannot be achieved without this Treasure, so continue on, on to victory and the adventures that you’ll embark on thereafter!