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Everyone has Advice on Dating

 Everyone has Advice on Dating!

                It seems that everyone has advice on dating.   We teach a class on it!   ‘How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerk-ette’ teaches everything singles should know about looking for that “someone special”.  In just a few sessions this free, research based course can help you with healthy dating relationships and partner selection. The core of this course revolves around keeping your head and heart in balance and is open to singles, 18 and up, and dating/engaged couples.
                This fun-filled course will be divided into three sessions, each Thursday, March 13, 20, and 27, from 6:30-9:00 pm in the Juab School District Basement (west entrance) 346 E 600 N, Nephi.  Dinner will be provided each night and the classes are FREE of charge.
                This program empowers individuals with knowledge to make good choices in relationships by teaching class participants how to follow their hearts without losing their heads.  Participants will learn about warning signs of difficult partners, safe zones in relationships, how to really get to know your partner, lies about love, compatibility potential, and family relationships.  Students will benefit for a lifetime with the information received from this course.  Come and enjoy three nights of fun, food, and great information.  Email Natasha at to register. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today and mark your calendars.
                One way to really get to know someone and to practice healthy relationship behaviors is to spend time together. Here are a few fun dating ideas that are posted on under the 'Dating' section:
·         ABC Date—take pictures of things starting from A to Z.  Take a tripod so you can both be in the picture.
·         Go for a drive searching for wildlife
·         Bike riding
·         Play board or card games (Monopoly, etc.)
·         Play little kid’s games (Chutes and Ladders, Go Fish, etc.)
·         Cook dinner together
·         Go on a treasure hunt
·         Plan a progressive dinner at local restaurants
·         Eat dinner without any utensils
·         Do a service project together
·         Go sledding
·         Go to a play or musical
·         Go on a picnic
·         Play Frisbee Golf
·         Go to the zoo or aviary
·         Play Four Square
·         Go hiking
·         Go to a drive-in movie
·         Play croquet
·         Make a dinner neither of you have ever tried.
·         Fly a kite
·         Make homemade ice cream
·         Build a snowman
·         Play tennis
·         Plan a scavenger hunt
·         Go bowling
·         Use sidewalk chalk and make a mural
·         Play ping pong
·         Go rappelling or bungee-jumping
·         Make your own music CD
·         Have a snowball fight
·         Draw and design your “Dream Home”
·         Go fishing
·         Play Hide and Seek
·         Dance
·         Make ice cream sculptures
·         Build a fire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows
·         Play Guitar Hero
·         Drive through a local canyon
·         Dress up and go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.  Give out treats instead of taking them.
·         Go geocaching (see:
·         Watch cartoons and make breakfast for dinner
·         Play broom hockey
·         Have a Lego building contest
·         Draw pictures of each other
·         Build gingerbread houses
If any of you have additional ideas for 'Fun Dates' we invite you to visit, and add your suggestions to the list. For your own (free) copy of the Utah Marriage Handbook filled with additional relationship strengthening ideas and activities, come to the USU Extension office at 160 North Main, Nephi. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from all of us at the Juab County Extension Office.


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