YP Lounge: Part 2. Fun Panel Discussion night on the movie, "The Dating Culture."
The Young Professionals' Lounge will explore today's dating culture by screening the award winning documentary, The Dating Project. Even though you haven't had the chance to watch the move, young adults are encouraged to attend to the fun Panel Discussion night, on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. Dating has changed since your grandparent's generation. Do principles exist to help young adults date better so that the experience is more purposeful so that it leads to authentic love?
Background to the award winning documentary, The Dating Project - 2018.
The dating scene today does not resemble what was happening 50 years ago. For the first time in history, the majority of Americans are unmarried. Within this group, about a third are in a relationship, while a third are not, but the remainder don't even know if they are dating or not dating. As evidence of this confusion, dating couples act like they're married, and married people live like they're single. Decades ago, chastity would have been the norm and it wouldn't have been unusual to have marriages that lasted a life time. Today, the hookup culture is common but fails to satisfy people at a deeper level. The good news is that our culture doesn't have to struggle with this epidemic of confusion when it's possible to develop a clear path to follow that would lead to authentic love.
'The Dating Project' was released in 2018 by Paulist Productions, Mpower Pictures, and Angelus Productions and follows 5 single people, ages 18 to 40, as they wade through society at a time when dating has drastically changed. Hanging out, hooking up, texting and social media have dominated the landscape and made traditional dating less attractive. In America, 50% of the population is single and somehow 'traditional' dating has become rare.
View movie trailer below:
Program of events - when and where?
Part 2: Attend a YP Lounge with panel discussion, featuring several local, single, Catholic young adults. Room C.225 at Robson Square-UBC.
You are encouraged to attend even if you haven't watched the documentary (Part 1)
Perks of the evening: Catered drinks + light appetizers + great networking.
Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Location: Robson Square-UBC Room C.225 at 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC.
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
7 pm - Check in + registration
Drinks and light appetizers
Social networking game
7:45 pm Panel Discussion featuring several single young adults
9:10 pm Wrap up
Register here. Limited complementary seats available:
Guest host and facilitator: Dr. David Baird, Professor at Catholic Pacific College - Dr. David Baird grew up in rural Indiana before moving to Chicago to study the liberal arts at Wheaton College, where he graduated in English literature. Thereafter he attended the University of Oxford where he studied philosophy and theology and served as president of the C.S. Lewis Society, and then completed a second masters through the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrews with a dissertation on the early writings of G.K. Chesterton. He is currently assistant subject editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies and frequently writes film reviews for the online journal Thinking Faith while finishing up his doctoral thesis on the theological significance of post-apocalyptic zombie narratives.
Why this is relevant to young professionals:
Young adults will benefit from the discussion around many themes such as dating with or without boundaries, knowing the difference between the hookup culture vs. chaste dating, how to date well and how to break up well. The movie also suggests going on a Dating Assignment. Come find out more about it. Young adults will feel more inspired about how dating doesn't have to be a negative experience when you have prepared and discerned this process.