Many parents set rules for their Christian teens about dating.
While setting rules is a good idea, it is important for parents to think through the rules that they do set.
"Your gaggle is the group of guys who you might not be 'dating' or in a defined relationship with, but who fulfill some sort of need in your life," Massa explains.
"They are helping you figure out who you are, what you want, and what type of man you ultimately desire." These dudes can include The Hot Sex Prospect, The Career Booster, and The Ex-Boyfriend Who's Still Around.
Then you can sit down and have a conversation to see if your teen is ready.
To become a truly successful single in the new millennium, you owe it to yourself to become a red flag specialist.
That means paying attention to red flags as they are presented to you on dates.
Make yourself available to who you might meet and where the evening could take you."The more you're open to letting guys show you all the different sides of themselves, the more likely you'll surprise yourself and fall in love with one of them," Massa explains. Finally, you and The Prospective Boyfriend are doing something romantic that could lead to something serious.
Remember that he's already your friend, so there's a whole lot that he likes about you, Massa says. That means no crazy makeup or boob shirts when he's used to seeing you casual.