10 Differences Between Dating A Boy Vs Dating A Man

10 Differences Between Dating A Boy Vs Dating A Man

There is a big difference between boys and men. Whether those differences be spiritual, physical or mental, they are irrefutably noticeable in the way someone lives their life.

1. A man will own up to his mistakes. A boy will make excuses for them.

2. A man will respect you no matter the circumstance. A boy will respect you when he wants something in return.

3. A man will respect your purity. A boy will let his desires control him.

4. A man will do whatever it takes to provide. A boy will make excuses as to why he can’t provide.

5. A man will prepare for the future. A boy lives in the moment.

6. A man looks to gain the respect of your family. A boy look to gain popularity from people around him.

7. A man is firm in his beliefs. A boy changes his beliefs depending on the girl.

8. A man has integrity. A boy makes promises he knows he cannot keep.

9. A man will always take an opportunity to learn. A boy thinks he knows everything.

10. A man seeks more than just beauty. A boy seeks beauty so he can show off.

- Jarrid Wilson


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  • NaemiOona February 18, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    thanks ♡ I needed to read this..

  • Robyn November 8, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Yes Lord knows I wasted a ton of time, money & energy for a boy many years. When I finally gave that up, God put a MAN in my life that showed me a whole new world. Praise God!!!

  • Karen September 28, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    AMEN!!! Thank you Jarred for posting this. It’s been 8 years since I’ve been with a man after my traumatic divorce. God has sent me a godly man who has all these qualities. Please pray for “us” that we may endure any obstacles in our relationship. I almost lost hope that these kind of men still exist. Love is patient and God will always give you what you need and not what you want. Keep up the good work and may God always bless you and your wife.

  • Terry July 15, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Amen Cereline ! Pastor is right on target. I have lived every thing he just stated and it has been a horrific abusive controlling un Godly marriage for 26 years. EVERYONE READ THE WORD. God designed marriage and He knows what works.

  • zack davis July 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Boys dont respect women cause if they had Jesus then Jesus could teach them how to treat His daughters and to me treating a woman right is showin Jesus that they are a blessing and that they are more than just a object they have feelings and a mind of there own and a heart that cares and a personality that can make anybody laugh and a great friendship can come out of it and girls are meant to be a support just like the guys are women are the care takers and the guys are the spiritual leaders and protecter and provider for the family

  • Genesis June 16, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    I needed this..❤️

  • jaimermeeks June 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    I always enjoy these posts. Thank you.

  • Tea June 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    I love this and it’s incredibly true. My fiance’ is a man and a guy who I wasted (but learned from) my time with a few years ago was definitely a boy. Also, a man will apologize and a boy will blame you. Ladies, remember there ARE good men out there still, don’t let the boys ruin your hope for a Godly man.

    • marta June 17, 2014 at 6:16 AM


  • Gregor Salto April 9, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Coming from a guy, this stuff is all true but I find it ironic/hilarious that the girls I’ve personally seen post this and things like this on facebook are the immature and attention-seeking type who are far from being able to call themselves “women.”

    • Kennedy April 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      Who are you to judge the life I live- Bob Marley sounds like you need to make sure your hands are clean. Your assumptions seem so small minded, so from me, piss off

  • Daniel Wild April 4, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    everyone who feels offended by this, doesn’t know they’re identity. without that, I doubt you being a man!

  • Binky March 5, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    It’s disappointing to read most of these comments. If the people commenting don’t agree with the statements Pastor Jarrid made, why are you here? Just to criticize? I agree with Pastor Jarrid’s comments because if a man has integrity and is godly he will want to be like Jesus. Jesus is about respect, treating others the way you would want to be treated and loving one another, not selfish ambitions.

  • Dan Farr March 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Would be better if they replaced the word ‘man’ with ‘adult’ and ‘boy’ with ‘juvenile’. I’m getting real tired of the notion that all women are automatically good people just because of their gender.

    • Chriss March 9, 2014 at 4:36 PM

      This piece is specifically about males. He had another one regarding the differences between dating a woman and a girl.

    • Bonnie Meznarich April 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

      The issue in this article IS man vs boy. It makes it too vague to change up the terms. However, you are correct about all women not being automatically good just because they are women…..maybe someone needs to write up 10 differences between a little girl and a lady! ;)

  • teodora March 2, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    i know 50 years old boys ..every man needs a strong woman . maturity comes late to some of them

  • you don't know what women want. February 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Jesus dude, you need your man card revoked immediately.

    • Kyle March 1, 2014 at 6:27 PM

      you obviously lost your man card a while ago. if you cant say something nice then don’t say anything at all. that simple.

    • A Woman March 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM

      you’re obviously a boy….thinking something as stupid as ” man cards” are given out.

    • Seth June 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM


  • Pens95 February 18, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Pretty sure ur smug condescending attitude and comment makes u seem rather narrow and small minded…

    • andreacapozzi September 30, 2014 at 6:55 AM

      Man card is a metaphor…. As you should only be labeled a man, after your life no longer feels complete staying focused on your own needs! When you can think of a woman’s needs equally, you are ready to be an “us”. Don’t lead a lady on, before you are ready to put her before your social life!!

  • Huntswithwolves February 17, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    Yeah right. I’ve met lots of people and I can say only about 4 of these are true. This should be named a “Woman’s perfect man,”
    4,7,9 and 10 are bang on though.

  • Tracy in MN February 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    A man/woman sees perfection in their mate’s imperfectness. A boy/girl wants perfection already. A boy thinks farting & fart jokes are funny, and a man…oh wait….my husband is 42 and still thinks it’s funny. :) But I still love him, and he loves me!

  • HaveFaithinSanta February 13, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    A child believes in invisible beings in the sky. A man is not so narrow minded.

  • Sandy February 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    When the man loves the Lord, reads the bible, obeys and apply’s His truths, even more meaning to the relationship, what scriptures apply to the man in these differences

    • Elaine February 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      A man seeks a woman who is after the Lord and helps her grow. He helps her to mature her God given talents and builds her up. A boy seeks earthly riches. A boy will eventually pull you away from God’s work.

    • Jim February 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Are you saying you can’t have a relationship without the lord?

    • Jambo February 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM


    • Jambo February 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM

      I will not bother with a man who doesn’t got abs like Jesus.

    • My my April 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM


  • Heather Jenkins February 7, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    A man would help you and support you in good times and hard times, a boy will make you take all the stress and still never be happy.

    • Cereline February 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      So true, some “boys” will even make you take all of HIS stress in addition to your own.

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