21st century dating is like if the circus and the zoo came together and had a baby. Old school dating (courting, dates, etc.) is out the window and new age technology let’s you “test-drive” via dating apps or let’s you just find a casual hook-up.
As an old-school romantic, I yearned for something real and nothing that didn’t have a road leading to the title, but also was fine with seeing where dating led me to. However, after a year and a half of being single and many failed attempts at relationships I started to ponder if it was actually because I was a bad dater.
Unlike like most 21st daters, I refused to download any dating apps, seriously check my phone. I refused to let someone try to “woo” me via stupid pick up lines via text. Also, have you not heard the news of people getting kidnap? No thanks.
Netflix and chill freaks me the fuck out. Sorry to those who love it, but why on earth would you want to go to random guy’s house to “watch” a movie? Why wouldn’t you want to go to dinner, a park, a carnival or anything that requires full conversation and interaction? Riddle me that!
I refuse to believe that chilvary is dead. I deserve flowers and doors held open for me. Why have we dropped our standards from that? We now accept people to text us to come hop in their cars instead of coming up to the door and walking us out there. I can’t even tell you how many times I have been on a date and the guy has almost let the door shut on my face because he didn’t feel the need to hold it open.
I want someone to not just call me when they are bored. I can’t even tell you how many times I have had friends where guys just won’t call them for two weeks and then “magically” pop out of thin air and want to hang out ASAP because they “missed them.” When in reality, they just missed you because their slam piece decided to go out of town or move on to other guy.
Am I the lone wolf who still wants to have hope on the existence of old-school romance? Or has that ship set sail and never coming back? I would to hear your thoughts.