Imagine a simpler time: A well-dressed single gentleman pulls up to the front of a single lady’s home in the early evening, steps out of his car, and approaches her front door. The two of them were introduced to one another by a mutual friend at a social function some weeks prior.
It is their first date.
As she steps outside, he offers an umbrella to shield her from rain showers, walks with her to the passenger side of the car, and opens the door for her. She notices the interior of the car is spotless. The pair takes a scenic route to a special destination: a reserved table at an elegant restaurant. Conversation flows naturally for a couple hours, with each beginning to learn about the background and interests of the other. After dessert, the gentleman pays for the meal and then drives the lady home. Accompanying her to her door, he thanks her with a warm smile, and departs. This may be repeated on a regular basis, and could eventually lead to courtship and marriage, as the two get to know one another through hours of conversation, spread over months. How much has dating changed in recent years? Over the decades in the Western world, traditional dating was gradually overtaken by the high school “going steady/boyfriend-girlfriend” approach.
- I miss the old days and old ways
- I like the new ways of dating, it's more interesting
- I don't care really as long as I get a date lol
Most Helpful Girl
dating? what's that? LOL0
Most Helpful Guy
I think it's a mix of people thinking their to good for someone, high standards, explications and technology.
And that first date bit down at the bottom with the gentlemen is actily almost exactly how I go about dating/courting.
I'm a very old fashioned fellow and a gentleman I prefer the old school way of doing things.1