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Purpose of Dating (Dat)

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 3 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each




Help students understand the importance of good dating and its stages. This is part of the Dating Unit.



Background for Teachers

The textbook used is, "Strengthening Family and Self" published by Goodheart-Willcox.

Intended Learning Outcomes

PURPOSE AND TYPES: three of the purposes of dating are socialization, recreation, and mate selection. Dating can be misleading as it relates to mate selection because people are usually on their best behavior when dating. Comparing personalities and characteristics in different settings is an important function of dating. PERSONAL QUALITIES CONTRIBUTING TO POSITIVE DATING: positive dating characteristics include: concern for the date’s feelings, the ability to carry on a conversation, the ability to ask questions, etc.

Assessment Plan


    Go to the UEN lesson plans folder and click on the lesson topic. This quiz might include questions that do not apply to the subject (they were from my concurrent enrollment textbook reading). You'll need to delete these questions.

Created: 07/16/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018