EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Bure Says 'the Point of Dating Is to Find a Husband' in New Book Excerpt

Natasha Bure isn't holding anything back in her new book, Let's Be Real: Living Life as an Open and Honest You. With over 70,000 YouTube subscribers, the 18-year-old singer is sharing her honest approach to living life: "This is real, this is life, and we all go through it."

As the daughter of Fuller House actress Candace Cameron Bure, the former Voice contestant sat down with ET at her book launch party held at Eden by Eden Sassoon Salon and got candid about growing up with a famous mom, dating and how social media was her inspiration for writing her book.

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"You post things on social media that's fun and everyone wants to see, but that's not real life," Bure explains. "We all have struggles, and we all have things we go through, we just don't necessarily talk about them."

"I just wanted to kind of open myself up to those people and to kind of just give another girl someone to talk to in that way," she says.

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Let's Be Real is available now.

Read Bure's dating advice in an excerpt from her book below:

You don't need a boyfriend. Yes, that's right. Say it with me: I don't need a boyfriend. I have to remind myself of that quite often, because there's so much pressure to couple up if it seems like all of your friends have found their matches. But let me tell you, you can have just as much fun by yourself, with your best friends, focusing on doing exactly what you want to do. Live your life and focus on your passions and hobbies.

Honestly, I know it's tough to wait for the right person who shares your values. In my eighteen years of life, I've never had a boyfriend. I've exclusively talked to a couple of guys I've liked a lot, but I've never really taken it to the next step of having a real relationship where we called each other "boyfriend/girlfriend." I simply haven't met a guy I've been interested in who shares my faith and values. It's not worth it to me to date someone who isn't like that. I think that it's okay if I don't find the boy of my dreams right away, though it's a tad bit annoying that I haven't found him yet.

It's not easy seeing other people in relationships while I'm not, but it's going to make the person I end up with so worth the wait. For me, the point of dating is to find a husband. I feel like saying that might freak some of you out. But if I don't believe in casual dating or casual sex, why would I want to date someone who I couldn't potentially see living the rest of my life with?

There have been a handful of guys I have had a crush on and I later realized were not the right match for me. I would start talking to a guy I thought was super cute, get to know him, and find out that we just weren't meant to be together. That can be a bummer, but it's all about learning and knowing what you like and don't like in a guy.


Taken from Let's Be Real by Natasha Bure Copyright © 2017 by Natasha Bure. Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com.

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