Are you watching the Haves and Haves Nots? If you're not, you should. The Tyler Perry Drama on Oprah's OWN TV is a must watch. It is also a perfect program for learning what not to do in dating.
This episode we saw Hana at the emergency room waiting room praying for her son Benny to pull through from the car accident. At the hospital she also runs into her son Benny's low life father.
What's the dating lesson you can learn from Hana? It's this: Don't be fooled by the charm. Someone that wants to have sex with you will also try to be as charming as possible to you.
How can you prevent yourself from being fooled? You have to figure out people's motives. No matter how nice or how cruel a person may be, everyone has motives. It's up to you to decide whether those motives are good or bad for you. It's the only way to stop people from mistreating and misusing your love and affection.
Take care of yourself. Respect yourself. Never cheapen yourself for anyone. The rest will follow...yes, real love.