Free Book Friday Giveaway--Bro Jo's Guide to Casual Group Dating for LDS youth

Congratulation to Taffy, last week's winner of Uplifting Thoughts for Missionaries. The best missionary advice Taffy received was "following the mission rules and you'll be blessed.

Today's free book is
Bro Jo's Guide to Casual Group Dating for LDS Youth
by Dave Johnston

Entering is easy, but you must be done by MIDNIGHT MST THURSDAY, October 21st. Winner will be announced October 22nd.

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The weekly question is
"What is the best dating advice you've given (or received)?"

Bro Jo helps make dating fun!

So how do you 'casual group date,' and what are the guidelines you should follow? With Bro Jo's Dating Rules for Teens (and Their Parents), and with tips on planning fun and appropriate dates, you're all set!

Bro Jo gives helpful advice about lots of things, including:

How to get the attention of that guy or girl. Asking someone on a date. Getting someone to ask you on a date. Why the guy should plan, pick up, and pay. Kissing, hugging, and holding hands. Why we casual group date in the first place.

You'll also find affordable date ideas, advice on how to keep the conversation going, and much more!

Dave Johnston is the author of an internationally popular dating and advice blog for LDS teens and young single adults (


  1. Some of the best dating advice I have been given is to not be embarassed, whether about yourself or the guy who asks you on a date. It's something I've had to get over. Oh, and to be yourself while adding some flirtiness.

  2. The best advice I've been given is Bro Jo's claim that "Men and Women can't be just friends" because it gives insight into many elements of dating and helps me understand what I see.

  3. The best advice I've ever recieved is how to judge if a relationship is too serious. They gave me a hypothetical experience that goes something like this:
    You're married, and in an elevator with your spouse. The door opens on a floor, and in walks...your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend. They recognize you, you recognize them. If you would be embarrased in this situation because of things you did with that ex, you should stop the relationship immediately.

  4. I think the best advice I've heard is to try and be the person of your dreams instead of trying to find the person of your dreams. That way you can learn to have fun with others, flirt a little and enjoy the dating experience without getting caught up in one relationship before you're ready just because you think it will last.

  5. My favorite dating advice is to let the guy be in charge. Most of the time I don't follow that advice, and then I regret it, and the date is a total flop. I learned this first from Brad Wilcox: Men are mighty hunters. Women should be lone zebras! :)

  6. The best dating advice I can remember is to focus on having fun. Whether you become serious with someone or not you should always put fun first. If you do that, then there will be tons less pressure and your dates should always be enjoyable for the both of you.

  7. The best advice that I was given was for my first date and it was given by Maths teacher. I remember I was very nervous and wasn't paying attention in the class. I was writing my to-do list for the date. For eg. what I should wear, how should I act and what topics we could talk about incase the conversation starts dwindling. My teacher caught my inattentiveness and called me out on it. I think I told her that this boy was the love of my life and that this date meant everything. The advice she gave me was..."Just be yourself. Dating is supposed to be fun and adventurous. Don't overwork it." Its the advice I follow to this day.
    PS: I wish I had payed more attention in my maths classes.
    PPS: That boy was so not the love of my life. :)

  8. an award for you

  9. did anyone ever win this one?