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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dating Explained Through Musicals In 15 Steps

Dating! It's something that is often on the mind of single people. 

The first song I thought of when starting to write this post was the song "This Is My Idea" From The Swan Princess. It's a long amazing song, that pretty much sums up dating in about 7 minutes. But what fun would that be if you learn everything there is to know about dating and arranged marriages in 7 minutes.

I've been thinking about doing this for a few weeks now. I'm sure there are many other combinations and a million other songs to choose from, but for those of you who are musically or dating challenged, I'll spell it out for you. I tried to use a video clips from many different musicals, and I tried to use some from the less well known plays.

 I'll use these video clips from musicals to explain dating to you :)

1. How Lovely To Be A Woman - Bye Bye Birdie

I especially like how when she's finally 16, she's excited to get out there and start dating! She's excited to put on make-up, dress up, and go dancing!

2. Bless Your Beautiful Hide - Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Guys are always on the look out too. They're looking for a bride.

3. You Are 16 Going on 17 - The Sound of Music
This encompasses how young love makes young children make promises to each other, that they probably won't actually keep. It's a classic song! They have a romantic encounter after they sneak away from the house. The boy is trying to show how manly he is, and that he can take care of the girl.

 4. I Can See Him Now - Calvin Berger
I've sang this song to myself many times. Where is he? According to this song, he was wondering the same thing too. 

5. Take a Chance On Me - Little Women
In order to go on a date with someone, you have to get to know them first. A little talking and dancing always helps. When you go on a date with someone, you're taking a chance, a risk, a gamble on that person. You've got one shot, so you better make it a good one!

6. First Date Last Night - Dog Fight
Okay So this is one of my favorite songs! This is what both the guy and girl are both thinking on the first date. "Don't know why I decided to come." I love the lyrics. Why do we go on some dates? There are awkward pauses...the struggle is real.

7. How I Am - Little Women

I feel like this song perfectly shows how guys and girls feel when they like someone. They get all tongue tied. They know all of the things they'd like to say, but they don't know how to actually say it to the other person.

8. One Boy - Bye Bye Birdie
So eventually you get though all of the awkward first dates, and you find someone to "go steady" with. You have to make a decision, and then there are many more dates and fun experiences to come.

9. Who Do You Love - Annie Get Your Gun
You go out and have fun! Sometimes one person, or the other person gets a little jealous, but you learn to work those things out. But you are never quite sure if they actually really really like you, or if they Love you.

10. All Er Nothin - Oklahoma
Usually eventually there is trouble in paradise. The happy couple goes through a little rough patch. The guy might get jealous, or the girl needs to be more understanding.

11. Hey #1 - Next To Normal
They get in a fight and someone thinks about ending the relationship. But I'll let you know what they're really thinking. Couples usually get in fights about something small, but then it's blown out of proportion. This happens, because someone probably has something deeper going on inside, that's not actually related to what's going on.

12. Safer - First Date
This song beautifully shows us that the problem isn't with the guys she's dating. She's FREAKING OUT! It's something that she has to deal with and make a decision on. She can move past it and keep dating, or she can run away.

13. Agony - Into The Woods

Once they have some alone time to think and say what it is that they really mean, the reason they're together usually becomes more clear. At this point they're ready to come back together with new resolve!

14. Small Umbrella - Little Women
After all of they've been through together, they finally figure it all out. They find common ground and everything works out.

15. I'll Cover You - Rent
This is such a beautiful song. It has such great imagery. You learn to be there for each other. The End. They will live happily ever after.

Now you know all there is to know about dating. See, musicals can teach you a lot more than you thought they could! Hopefully if everything goes well you and your partner will end up across the alter. Although, just so you're aware....girls are kind of crazy....and you want to make sure everyone is 100% wanting to take the next step. If not, this bonus video could happen to you.

16. Not Getting Married - Company

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