Would you have taken a class on dating in college?

@shywolf (4529)
United States
January 20, 2007 8:53pm CST
Starting this February, the University of Sioux Falls is going to offer a one-credit dating course called "Finding Dates Worth Keeping." I actually think that this class is a really good idea. Even at college age, there are a lot of life lessons that kids haven't learned. Would you have taken a class on dating in college if it had been offered, or would you take one now if you are still in college and your college offered one? I think that I would. *laugh* More here:
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• United States
21 Jan 07
I wouldnt take a class on dating because what works for one person may not work for another person. So if you sit in a class and a person tries to teach you what things to do you are not for sure that this techniques will work so it is an risk. Dating in itself is a risk and thats what it is all about, you have to go out there and do what feels right to you .
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Good point. But for being a class, I would hope that it would teach them many different strategies. Sorta like a self defense class. Of course they can not play every scenerio to a situation. But they can teach you different ways of approaching different scenerios. For kids that are fresh out of mom and pops home...this could be a good way to learn social skills. Especially for those that are more book driven. :)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
i think that i would take that class if given a chance. but it's just for fun. one reason that i have is because i studied elementary in an exclusive school for girls and i'd like to experience a hands-on discussion on how people think and study about dating. but i'm pretty sure that classes about dating is a totally different experience from actual dating. dating classes would be fun!
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Honestly, I don't know thinking back in my college days. Would I honestly have taken it? I know me, I probably thought I knew everything there was to know about dating. Which can possibly still apply with young adults today. Had I thought like I think about life now-a-days now that I am older, I would have taken it...
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@djb876 (93)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I agree that kids haven't learned some of life's lessons, even one that some might feel they are experts at, like dating! Even at college age, many kids are just feeling their way in the dark when it comes to becoming an adult. When I was in college I took a class called Courtship and Marriage. I learned so much! I gained a lot of understandng about human nature and relationships. I cannot see how someone could NOT benefit from the USF class on dating!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
21 Jan 07
You know, I would probably take the class just because I was curious. LOL I can't imagine a college credited class on dating. But hey, I guess it could teach those that do not know the proper equiette on dating and what to expect or look for in a good date. I am sure it probably also teaches one how to get out of a date that is bombing without hurting the person. This is probably a good social skill class. And if my son were in college...which he will be soon...I would probably encourage him to take the class also! :)
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I really could imagine a college class for dating either! But, it probably is a great class to learn about dating, and a excellent social skill class!! I would definatley take it! :D
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I have not been to college, but I will be in it soon! High School is almost over!! But, to answer your question anyway, yes I would take this class. I think that I would take it just because curiosity! It might be a great class! I might even have the opportunity to take it! Haha. If I ever do, and MyLot is still a hit, I will be sure and post a discussion on it!! Ha! :DD
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Jan 07
I don't think a class on dating would have worked for me. I needed a class on talking to guys. I didn't grow up around boys so I never was ever able to speak to them which is why the first guy I really went out with was when I was 21 and I married him just because I thought no one else would have me if it took that long to find one to "date" me. I worried that my 10 year old daughter hangs out with a lot of boys but then realized it's probably better for her. It will make relationships with guys easier for her later on in life and she will know what she likes in a guy.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Jan 07
I was always too shy about things I perceived as personal, so I probably would not. I would have wished my kids did, possibly. At least my son. He did take a seminar at a church retreat about dating, but, I think he still struggled a long long time. Married now.
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
Really? Wow! Up for this university! I didn't know a school would actually take dating tips seriously. But I'm sure they have a lot in mind that's why they considered this. If I would have this course on dating, as long as it gives credit to my academics, I'll gladly take it! It's something new and different and Id definitely not get bored I guess.
• United States
22 Jan 07
maybe
@alchemistrx (2591)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
There were seminars being held about finding true love every valentine's day but I hadn't have the chance to sit in and learn. It's a good idea that they offering that course but I don't with personality problems with people.I would enroll for the sake for knowledge.
@pisha16 (55)
• United States
22 Jan 07
No, I wouldn't personally take a class on dating. Since I am into psychiatry, maybe the only reason I would take this is to better my understanding on human interaction.
@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I laughed at this at first, but it actually isn't that bad of an idea. It may teach the young adults how to treat each other with respect. It would reinforce social skills and behaviors such as honesty, truth, and respect for each other. It may not help them to find the "perfect" partner, but it could certainly give them the skills to recognize a likely candidate! I would have taken this course, just for fun.
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
I would take that class for curiosity and how it works..some students find it interesting especially those students that are frustrated in their lovelife and finding dates.But for me I just wait for the right time and the right man to come in my life
@ukchriss (2106)
22 Jan 07
Dateing - Dating and relationships can often feel overwhelming...  Just Take your time...
I would most proberly take the class just to see what it involves and I think the idea is a good one but not sure if it would work. What could they teach you.. maybe about Self Confidence And Your Physical Appearance, you have to look good and be confident to aproach someone? Maybe how to flirt, then how to Find a Date Worth Keeping? Yea would love to know how they go about that, lol
@nhingneng (131)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
if were in college i would surely take that course. it is for me to learn how to communicate and act well on a date. but now, i already found a date worth keeping.
@atticus (1381)
• Italy
22 Jan 07
i'm not american,here it's everything different
• Australia
22 Jan 07
Yes I think I would take it.. I think there are a lot of things to learn about dating.. not only the ettique of it.. but how to relate yourself to that other person, especially if you are serious about the relationship. Many of us have done "dumb" things.. that is actually not good for the relationship. Ive been told that what is important in the relationship is not I or You .. but instead We.. everything has to be for the better of We.. not personal. There is this book that I think is good for anyone who doesnt have opportunity to take this class :P Its called "Dumb thing He Does, Dumb thing She does" by Holly. It covers area where usually is the cause of a relationship to fall apart.
@lpsanche (208)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I dont think a class on dating would help much... Ussually you want to find someone who you would spend a great time with... and everyone in this world is different... therefore there's nothing like a perfect date, or a class that can teach you what to do on a date. If I'm going to date someone might as well be someone who trusts himself and is just himself on a date... not someone that is doing what he was told to do on a date.
@SWAP007 (88)
• India
22 Jan 07
dating is a good excersise cartried out daily in our life ya me must support it...