Through a friend’s Facebook share, I came across this very cute article entitled “10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again.” The article touched on some practical thoughts about chivalry, clarity and being in the moment when dating. I thought it was extremely clever and touched on some things that in 2013, are definitely worth mentioning.
As I read through it, what struck me even more than the article itself were the comments. 2500+ comments to date with people discussing “the friend zone”; debating whether bringing flowers to the first date makes a girl excited or makes her feel creeped out; women outlining how they are super independent and thus chivalrous gestures are outdated; and men discussing why being chivalrous in the beginning of a relationship is a bad idea because women don’t like it and are responsible for changing these things in the first place. Are you kidding me? I was floored and saddened.
If this is what things have already come to, what in the world will things be like when my daughter and son start dating? At any rate, let me know what you think.