I Kissed Dating Goodbye argued that by dating someone, you were giving them a piece of your heart and that by bouncing around from relationship to relationship, you would cause more damage than satisfaction. Many Christians would share this perspective. But what made the book different was its conclusion: You should only ask someone out if you knew this was the person you wanted to spend the rest of your life with. This obviously put a huge amount of pressure on young Christians.
We're more than 20 years on from the publication of Harris' book, yet it continues to spark interest and conversation. By the time 2016 had arrived, Harris was starting to reconsider the position he had articulated in his bestseller.