"Really it's for healthy, romantic relationships, dating or married," Ratcliffe said.
Ratcliffe described the dating culture in Rexburg as "complicated." "When we date, we disengage the mind and we make purely emotional decisions," Ratcliffe said, "which often times leads us rush through the getting to know process and we are not as thoughtful or thorough in the dating process as we ought to be." A big reason Ratcliffe called the dating culture "complicated" is because many single people are "hanging out" rather than going on a "date." "I've found that it's helpful when men ask a girl on a date, they call it a date," Ratcliffe said.
So common that Cole Ratcliffe, a professor in the Marriage and Family Department, decided to create a website called just that,
"The purpose of it is to provide principled insights and guidance on what you do in the dating faze," Ratcliffe said.
If you see them in the springtime, when the mountain snows are melting, the falls are dramatically breathtaking.