I have been married to the same man for eight years. He is the first guy I ever really dated, the first guy who ever really kissed me (talking tongue here) or bought me flowers. He is the father of my children. If something ever happened between us that we couldn’t work out, or if he were to pass away (God forbid!) while I was still young, I truly worry about dating. It scares me. I never had much experience with it anyway, and I find that today it is a very scary thing.
I have talked to so many people who are single and trying to meet someone. What do you do? Church? The internet? Bars? I know all these things have been tried and are being tried. We all want someone to spend our life with. My husband and I have been hanging out with one such single guy, and he introduced me to a new concept, something that he calls the “Third Date Rule.”
Some of you may already know what I’m talking about. Of course, as a married woman I had no clue. The Third Date Rule is this: it is the expectation that the woman will, on the third date, have sex with her date. I was shocked when I heard this. I mean, I know sex has become a casual thing in our world today, but the third date? And in such a case what constitutes a date? And how does each person know the other person will go ahead with said rule?
Like I said, the dating world is a confusing, terrifying place to me. I’d love to hear your take on this!