Dear Rosie & Sherry, I really feel I have no clue how to get this dating process moving.
I am focused on dating for marriage, and I usually get to date 3 or 4, and then the girl breaks up with me.
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Don't be afraid to allow the conversation to get off on a small tangent.
Try not to stretch the date beyond 3 hours (4 hours only if you are engaged in some kind of activity that prevents you from talking, such as a concert.
If you find first-date conversation awkward, think in advance about the topics you can discuss and how you can develop them.
Steer away from deeply personal subjects -- in other words, topics that can lead to a discussion about painful or embarrassing information, or deep feelings that should be reserved for when two people are more comfortable with each other.
You can even tell your date in advance that this is the time frame you feel a first date should follow.
This gives the two of you a chance to feel more comfortable in each other's presence, minimizes awkward silences, and gives you something to build on for your second date.
The idea behind these "practices" is that it takes time for two people who think they have common values and goals to develop an emotional connection with each other, as well as the other ingredients that can form the foundation for a good marriage.