“If I fell in love with you, would you promise to be true, and help me understand?
‘Cause I’ve been in love before, and I’ve found that love was more than just holding hands.”
- The Beatles, “If I Fell in Love with You”
Dating is serious business. We sometimes forget that dating was originally invented to help people find Mr. or Ms. Right. We’re not just talking about someone you’re attracted to or are compatible with at the moment. This is about finding a suitable partner that can have a meaningful, long -term relationship with.
You could be needlessly creating your own unhappiness if you go around dating without having a complete sense of self or purpose. Without realizing it, you might be running after people who are downright wrong for you—and all because you don’t know who you’re meant to be, or where you’re going.
You need to date with purpose.
“ ‘Date with purpose’?” you might say. “I’m pretty clear on the person I want to go out with.”
Actually, what I’m referring to is the general purpose of your life. My intention for this book is to help people realize that they first need to know what their life’s goals and plans are, and then see where dating fits into those goals.