When you are serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints it's the best thing of your life! When you serve you talk to millions of people about Jesus Christ. You study, think, and teach about Him all the time. He is your life! What did I tell you......best thing ever!!!!
Well......all of this includes some sacrifice, including putting your social life on hold. That means no dating! Temporarily giving that up is worth it for the experience. However, I seriously didn't think about guys for 18 months. I came home very independently single, forgetting about the whole guy thing.
I felt really sorry for my first date. Let me expound:
I forgot that a man can open your door for you. I forgot that it is okay to make eye contact with a member of the opposite gender. I forgot that you could be attracted to a man, and it won't be a sin. And I forgot to.....be myself. Oops.