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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

A little experiment

I want to do a little experiment on my blog. A trial. It may have one component. It may have two. Possibly more. I'm not quite sure yet. Basically it's to get a quick handle on what the majority of people who read my blog think in one area.

Anyway, for this I need 'audience participation.' It's the only way it's going to work. I'm going to make a statement. I would like you to post a very brief comment. Just one word: "Agree" or "Disagree." That's all you have to do. But if people don't do it, this won't work. So please, please spare 30 seconds to write a comment. :) Thanks!!

Here's the statement:

The purpose of dating is, or should be, to find a marriage partner.

So: do you agree or disagree???

Cassie xoxoxo

P.S. Feel free to ask in the comment that your answer not be posted. That's fine. :)


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  2. Now that you have clarified what you meant, I agree :) The wording confused me and I wasn't sure how to answer.

  3. I agree with the general idea that dating is a means of discerning the suitability of someone for marriage. I don't think you should date someone you can't see yourself marrying, however I do not agree that you must be thinking of getting married in the near future to date. (as stated in your correction post)

  4. {An excerpt from a comment submitted.}

    I'm sorry to say this Cassie, but I strongly DISAGREE. I think it's absolutely fine to date just for the fun of it. I mean why on earth not? YOLO!!!!!! Hahah. But nah seriously, growing up and being a human being is a part of dating. I can't imagine not having had my past 7 boyfriends. It helps you to be able to know exactly what you want and don't want from the man you end up marrying.

  5. {To the comment author:} Thanks for you comment! Although you don't have to, I'd love it if you'd email me if you want to talk further. For now though, I'd like to say this...
    Dating does not help you figure out what you want in a guy - you can do that yourself by thinking and experiencing friendships with guys. What it DOES teach you, however, is how to have a temporary relationship founded on emotions and not commitment. This is an unfortunate skill that you'll carry into a marriage.
    Also, about dating "being a part of growing up and being human": it wasn't until very recently! Up until around 50-100 years ago, dating didn't even exist. After a little research, I discovered that the word "dating" in a romantic sense was only first used in 1902. Since then it has evolved into what it is now: a chance for teenagers and adults to have some fun and try to meet their need for love. It's not really a necessary part of growing up at all.
    I must say, I'm glad you feel like you've gained from the relationships you've had. However, although I don't know you, from the outside looking in it seems like you've gone through 7 relationships in a search for true love. Is this a correct guess? If so, there's just one thing I'd like to say: in my years as a female with the desire for true love built into me, if there's one thing I've learned, it's this: that NOTHING and NO-ONE but GOD can really fulfil that desire for true, unwavering love. Not guys. Not stuff. Not popularity. Not even good friends. There's a God-shaped hole in all of our hearts, a void that only He can fill. And we'll restlessly search for something to fill it... and fail over and over... until we find God, and He fills it completely.

    Love and prayers,

  6. You need to write a new post it's been ages since you've last blogged.

  7. I'm currently in the process of writing one. :) Do you have any suggestions, though?


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