Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Dating Project - DVD Review and Giveaway


Singles of all ages wonder why it’s so hard to meet, date and marry today. In fact, 50 percent of America is single and fewer people are committing to marriage, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014.  Dating has been replaced by “hooking up” and “hanging out,” making the traditional days of “courtship” obsolete.  Or, is it?

THE DATING PROJECT, the new documentary from Paulist Productions, Mpower Pictures and Family Theater Productions, is now available on DVD and Digital Download from Pure Flix. The faith film was released into the general consumer market by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The official trailer for THE DATING PROJECT can be viewed at www.thedatingprojectmovie.com.

A few years ago, Boston College professor Kerry Cronin noticed this decreased dating trend among her undergrad students.  “And I thought, ‘Well, this is crazy.’ So I started asking students to go on what I refer to as ‘traditional dates’ as part of an extra-credit assignment.” However, the act of going on a date was more complicated than she thought.  A combination of the prevalent “hook up” culture, as well as the preferred method of social interaction (texting), had all but obliterated skills of basic social interaction.  And so, THE DATING PROJECT began.

THE DATING PROJECT follows Professor Kerry Cronin and five modern-day singles (ages 20-40) in their quest to find authentic love and meaningful relationships. By engaging in Cronin’s dating philosophy, her mentees find more fulfilling and lasting relationships. The documentary, which was featured in The Washington Post, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune as well as on CNN and FOX NEWS, as released in theaters nationwide for a one-day viewing event in April.

My Review:

I've been married for almost sixteen years.  I actually met my husband through ICQ, an online messaging program.  I don't even know anyone who uses it anymore.  Even though I found my husband via the Internet, a lot has changed within the last several years.  Traditional dating is almost antiquated.  And, truth be told, a lot of people in Generation Y don't possess the critical skills needed to actually start and keep a solid relationship.

A documentary centered around five singles, The Dating Project challenges the men and women to resort to more traditional dating to find a partner.  (I especially liked Shanzi and her story.)  With interviews and candid discussions, viewers get a glimpse of both the good and the bad in this method.  Some of the rules established for proper dating are to ask someone in person.  Potential daters can't use phones or social media to set up a date.  The person who asks for the date also has to pay.  Although it's geared mostly towards the Generation Y genre, I think this is an interesting documentary that's insightful and absorbing for anyone interested in dating.

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42 comments:

Brandi Swanson said...

My husband and I enjoy going out to dinner and doing a fun activity like a show or bowling or mini golf!

Peggy said...

I would have liked to go to lunch on a date. No pressure... and nothing to do after lunch unless you feel like a connection.

bnchile said...

dinner and conversation.

Joseph Wallace said...

I like to go to theme parks and movies when I am on a date. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. This movie looks like a fun date movie. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Jennifers Deals said...

I would love to go to the beach with my husband and just relax and sip wine all day and night.

Shelly Leatham said...

My hubby and I go to a movie on our rare date nights!

Unknown said...

Comment from Rebecca Orr

I like to go bowling! It is a good ice breaker and a great way to have fun!

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James Coyne said...

I like to go to dinner

A. B. said...

I love to take in some live music. It could be a big concert, a smaller gig at a pub, the symphony, a street fest... Music can definitely win my heart on a date!
--Ann (L-----B@yahoo.com)

Donna C. said...

going out to eat and seeing a movie.

Unknown said...

we enjoy putt putt and bowling

Abigail Gibson said...

I like going to an a casual restaurant and just to get to know the other person more.

Mary Cloud said...

I like going to dinner and the movies

Heather! said...

The movies is always a good, safe choice for a date, especially a first one. But I LOVE going to a museum with somebody, too!

Donna Jacoby said...

My husband and I love going to museums on dates. Thank you for the giveaway!

Renee said...

I would love to go on a date to an amusement park or a family-friendly concert.

SexyBrat said...

I would like to go have a picnic under the stars.

Leela said...

Dinner and a movie.

Austin Baroudi said...

I always like to go to a movie on the first date. Thanks so much for the chance!
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Ken Ohl said...

I love dinner and a movie on the first date

Edye Nicole said...

I love going on a walk or hike!

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Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like doing something active on a date like hiking or walking the city.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love to go to dinner and a movie when we go on dates. it's my favorite date night.

Marianna said...

I like to go to dinner and a movie

saturdaynightfever said...

The odeon and an ice cream parlor!

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Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Me and my (now) hubby like to go on Nature Sanctuary walks....or to the Marina! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Carolyn D. said...

I love to go out to dinner and the Botanic Gardens
Thank you.

Alecia Gibson said...

I would love to go skydiving on a date or go to the local amusement park. Bowling or a movie is also a fun first date as well as going to a concert. I'm probably completely backwards but I don't like a lot of talking on the first few dates. I want the first couple dates to just be casual and fun. It makes me less nervous to be doing something. I don't like dates where I feel like I'm being interviewed. If I find that we are having fun and are getting along, then we can sit down and talk.

tregan28 said...

My husband and I like to go do an activity together on our date nights. We will sign up for a paint night or go to the "paint a pottery" store.

Kathy Pease said...

My husband and I love to ocean fish

yellowlabs said...

I like going out to eat and to the movies on a date.

Buddy Garrett said...

I like to go out to dinner.

Christina Gould said...

I'm old fashioned and simple, so I like the good old dinner and a movie date. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I think going to see live music is a great way to spend a date.

Trisha McKee said...

A day of fishing or hiking! Or just an evening picnic to watch the stars.

Casey Garvey said...

Ive never really had a nice date. Sure, few crappy resturaunts and bad conversations. Id love a nice picnic, amusement park, fishing, anything fun date!

bev said...

A dinner and a movie is always nice. It works for me anyway. Thanks

Amber C said...

I love going to the drive in movie!

Sand said...

Dinner and a movie or dinner and a show works for me!

Jessica Davis said...

Dinner & a movie!

Philip Lawrence said...

I am old fashioned and always enjoy a meal at a restaurant with a date so that we can talk.

Vanessa Richard said...

Honestly my favorite date was dinner and the gun range.