Paul Hudson always seems to write intelligent articles. I really enjoyed this one in particular because it discusses how this generation is growing up with no sense of traditional dating. Without traditional dating, we get a shallow universe of hooking up and no committment. I’ve even had conversations with younger men (and some my age) who don’t understand or get how to treat a lady when you’re interested. Pay for the first date? Are you kidding me? She should pick up half the check. Opening a door for her? She can do it herself. Waiting a couple months to have sex? That should be mastered after the third date if not the second.
Its like there is no patience and no need to get to know the person you’re dating before getting intimate or committing to something. That something is a booty call after midnight when you haven’t met anyone at the bar or at a party. It starts in college and come to think about it, I never did learn the art of dating until my late twenties when I was living in San Francisco and actually was courted by a boyfriend. I realized I loved it and deserved it and felt really special.
I hope the younger set realizes how technology is forcing relationships to start backwards. When you’ve already emailed, texted, chatted on the phone but haven’t actually MET the person, it can be very confusing when expectations aren’t met.