Have you ever been pressured into dating?
If so, you’re not alone.
Thankfully, TODAY you can find out how to avoid that happening again.
Obviously, I cannot guarantee you that no one will ever try to pressure you into dating ever again.
BUT I can provide you with some insights and tips on how to handle that pressure in a constructive and respectful manner.
If you’re interested in learning how to properly deal with the pressure to date, start by listening to the latest podcast, featuring Brooks J. Young and Makeda Vaughn. Enjoy!
Episode Title: How to Avoid Being Pressured Into Dating
- “Don’t ever feel pressured to do something you don’t want to do.” – Brooks J. Young
- “Mostly when people start picking you apart it’s because they’re not happy with themselves, but they like what you have.” – Brooks J. Young
- The importance of developing self-esteem, self-love and being secure in who you are
- Signs that someone is pressuring you into dating
- How becoming active in your community or helping others can keep you from focusing on whether or not you’re dating
Hot Topics & Takeaways:
- How being pressured into dating can negatively impact your journey towards getting to know yourself better
- Makeda and Brooks explain how having natural hair has resulted in pressure to date from their mothers and other family members
Dangers & Difficulties:
- The danger of placing pressure on yourself to date
Experience is the Best Teacher:
- Brooks and Makeda share their personal experiences of dealing with pressure to date
- Makeda let’s all family and friends know why they need to stop with the awkward impromptu hookups
Hold Yourself Accountable:
Do not allow yourself to be pressured into doing something you don’t want to do.
Apply the Kingdom Principles:
“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 (ESV)
Take Action Now:
- Become active in your community or find a way to occupy yourself by helping others.
- Write a short script on how you’ll respond when people ask you about being single, they attempt to pressure you into dating or try to randomly hook you up.