Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There are a few things a young man learns early on about dating: make sure your car is clean before you pick her up, keep gum in your pocket, and be prepared to pay for the date. Doesn't matter if he's 16 or 46, he follows those simple (unwritten) rules.

Now, we men sometimes experience a date night in which the woman pays, and that's like winning $100 from a scratch-off lottery ticket--it doesn't happen often (and you've already spent a lot during previous attempts), but you cherish it when it does.

Well, apparently September is "Take a Man on a Date" Month. It's exactly how it sounds, and it seems to be something new for this year. It's gaining steam on social media, of course, including plenty of people making fun of it. You can keep up with the tweets here.

What's also interesting is that this new, month-long "holiday" appears to have been started by a singles group from the LDS Church (also known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a.k.a. Mormon Church). So the Mormons have sparked the latest dating trend, eh?

Whatever its origins, we'll take it. In the words of Aloe Blacc: I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man!

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  1. This is Rachel of LDS Singles. I'm just now seeing this. :) No idea how things spread on the web, but I actually got the idea from Matt Campbell (he and I are both LDS), but the originator seems to be James King, the originator of a Facebook group called "Married in 2015." I don't know how he came up with it, but it's worked for us! I'm all for made up holidays if they're fun ones. ;) It's convinced a lot of women who are usually too shy to put themselves out there to go ahead and try.
    Happy August. :)


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