“That means there can be rejection with kindness.” “There is nothing more attractive than a priesthood holder who is worthy and acts accordingly by honoring his priesthood and respecting women,” Sandra says.
Delaying appropriate physical affection until attraction has grown in other important areas shows integrity, as does avoiding suggestive media and humor.
It’s important that women be sensitive to men’s fear of rejection, Will says.
“Some men feel a little intimidated or shy and may beat around the bush.” If a woman is interested, “it’s important that she help him feel as comfortable as possible.” Women may lighten the situation by encouraging small talk or by using gentle humor, being careful not to tease.
“Be honest, explain your feelings, but do it with kindness.” Single adults can communicate with sincere kindness by remembering to respect each other’s uniqueness.
The same character traits that one woman may find incompatible in a dating partner will attract a more compatible woman later on.
If a man seems unresponsive to a woman’s signs of interest, he may have other current interests, or maybe he just got out of a serious dating relationship, Jeff explains.
Men sometimes avoid singling out a woman surrounded by friends, another single adult says, because they don’t want to be impolite toward the other women in the group.Women as well as men have a responsibility to try to date, Brandon points out.Even if men primarily extend date invitations, women have more control in expressing interest than they may realize. Group activities are important in helping singles meet and build friendships, but moving beyond hanging out toward courtship and marriage is also essential. Many Latter-day Saint singles are trying to reduce the time they spend hanging out.It’s OK to be selective, but at the same time, it may be unrealistic for women to expect always to be asked out by men they are most interested in, says one single adult.