Most have been shocked not by wires, but by the fact the husband and I take the time learn about them before they head out on dates with our daughters.I am wary because dating today is portrayed and accepted as primarily physical.Boy meets girl, lips lock, nostrils flare and the camera cuts to the next morning.
A young woman called a radio show and said she has been married five years but never dated. As a matter of fact, they remained so involved, every argument she and her husband had during their first year together was in front of her parents.
On the other end of the spectrum are those who live and die, and contract disease, in a dating world governed by the Third Date Rule: If you don’t have sex by the third date, it is unlikely to be an LTR (long-term relationship).
Hovering in a safety zone somewhere between the polarizations of arranged marriages and those who routinely say, "I do; do you? A number of these young people are the fallout from a book that swept the scene several years ago titled, So now they move from event to event and activity to activity in groups. Pods are safe places, especially for those still on the cusp of being mature enough to date, but a pod can also become a place to hide.
In a pod, one may build friendships with many, but intimacy with few.
Meanwhile, the traditions and rituals for dating and courtship continue to implode.
A majority of young men in their 20s were recently surveyed and expressed a preference for living together over marriage.
Sex without strings and commitment without rings -- both available and alluring.
I have told our daughter’s prospective dates that the chair they sat in was wired for electricity.
Certainly an element of dating is physical, but dating at its best is sublime and ethereal.