10 Differences Between Dating A Boy Vs Dating A Man

Jarrid Wilson  —  November 13, 2013 — 236 Comments

10 Differences Between Dating A Boy Vs. Dating A Man

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


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


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


#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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236 responses to 10 Differences Between Dating A Boy Vs Dating A Man

  1. 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.”

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    • 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! ;)

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

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

    Jesus dude, you need your man card revoked immediately.

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

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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