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When a non-aggie dates and aggie it can be a real culture shock, and when an aggie dates an aggie there can be some competition.
Dating is confusing enough when you are the one making the choices, but it can seem downright perilous watching your son or daughter in the labyrinth. For my daughters and son, I had one rule, a few guidelines and lots of discussion. As for my place in their dating scene I have one rule for myself – Mind the boundaries. My guidelines are about respecting my young adults: Choose to like the person they are dating, keep an open mind without surrendering my values and listen closely to their tone of voice as it often reflects more about their relationship than their words. ) understanding the impact of social media and staying aware of shifting cultural mores seemed surmountable obstacles compared to determining my place as their mother. I couldn’t protect them from all the pitfalls of dating but with continual and open conversation I could encourage and nurture sound judgment. I don’t care how many times your son’s girlfriend has said, “it’s fine, you can follow me on Instagram”. Some things never change, and one is that, as parents, we are in another generation – the adult generation – and are expected to behave as such. Learning the dating verbiage (wasn’t it easier when there were bases?The hard and fast rule was, “There is NO dating in middle school.”This delayed the entry into teen dating and helped limit the drama of the tween years. I am NOT in the relationship and, unless safety is at issue, I do not meddle. This starting point promotes conversations about love, commitment and fidelity.Aggie Mannix is a lawyer, independent college counselor and aspiring writer.
She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College and Notre Dame Law School.Here are some ways you can tell that you’re dating an aggie.Dating an aggie that goes to a different college than you is also a pretty big culture shock.Two aggies dating is easy because you both understand each other’s interests but difficult at the same time.Dating an aggie might be hard because of their crazy hours, but they are some of the most driven people you’ll ever meet. Like Raised in a Barn on Facebook for more agriculture pieces.Recently my son came to visit with his new girlfriend, the first woman he has brought home.