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Learn How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk or Jerkette

At one time or another, we have all heard someone quote the old saying "Love is Blind."

It might have been said at the miserably mismatched wedding, or when the young woman forgave her boyfriend for the hundredth time for the same offense, or when the divorcee finally saw the warning signals exhibited during the dating years.

These experiences lead one to wonder ... is it possible to follow your heart without losing your mind?

Dr. John Van Epp believes there is hope and he can help singles avoid getting trapped in those emotionally painful dating pitfalls by following a few simple rules designed to help individuals see beyond the rose colored glasses.

First Things First is bringing Van Epp to UTC from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., February 7 to share with singles his dating tips that can lead to marital success in his How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk or Jerkette seminar. The seminar will be held in the Tennessee Room of the University Center.

Van Epp will discuss intimacy and romantic love; how trust is developed; emotional dependence and attachment; predictors of marital satisfaction; areas of compatibility and more.

The seminar is for young adults who want to deepen their confidence in dating; individuals who have experienced a divorce and want to avoid making poor dating choices in the future; and anyone who wants to know how to find a mate who is compatible.

Van Epp has conducted numerous seminars and workshops over the past fifteen years. His How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk or Jerkette seminar is being taught in 45 states.

The cost of the seminar is $25 per person or $10 with a student ID. To register visit First Things First online, or call (423)267-5383.

The UTC Department of Human Ecology partners with First Things First and encourages students to attend.