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The Death of Dating

 
 
Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 09:50 am
OK, so a formal, old-fashioned date was not always fun. A man who insisted on ordering my dinner for me always ended up on the outside track. And seeing a movie or a play with someone whose reaction to the entertainment was 180 degrees from mine often made both parties thoroughly miserable.

But . . .

there seems to be something lost in today's just hanging out. Kids today meet and mate without any ritual. There's no slow growth of a relationship, no baby steps to take.

How do you feel?
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BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:12 am
@plainoldme,
My wife had placed unkind limits on my dating and or hanging out with other women.

I still flirt but do not let her know pleases!!!!!!!
dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:16 am
I'm 65, been married twice and I've not dated since high school. I've met people (women) I've found interesting and relationships either happened or didn't happen.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:20 am
@BillRM,
She sounds like a party pooper.
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failures art
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:21 am
I don't think that newer dating rituals are any less personal than older ones. I think that any one generation's examination of another's customs will seem queer.

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plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:22 am
@dyslexia,
I have to say that I am not even seeing single men, let alone meeting them. A couple of my friends say the same thing, including one who has a second job at Barnes and Noble.

Wow! A serious response! Dys, I was actually smiling silently, wondering what quip you might make.
Francis
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:34 am
@plainoldme,
POM wrote:
The death of dating

No wonder dating is dead.

You killed it with crazy rules..
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:45 am
Why do there have to be rules of dating?
failures art
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:49 am
@Bella Dea,
Bella Dea wrote:
Why do there have to be rules of dating?
They are like the rules of war. One side establishes them, and it's the same side that breaks them.

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BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:55 am
@Bella Dea,
I remember this lady who I had dated a few times informing me that there was a fixed numbers of dates before she would have sex with me.

No problem at all with taking time before a relationship might move on to having sex however the very idea that there was a fixed requirement was such a turn off that I drop her like a hot potato.

failures art
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 10:59 am
@BillRM,
How many times did she instruct you to drop her?

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BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:04 am
@failures art,
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How many times did she instruct you to drop her?


???????????

At the time she make that silly statement I was only one or maybe two dates away from meeting this requirement if I remember correctly.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:13 am
@Francis,
My rules? Did I say anything about rules?
Francis
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:14 am
@plainoldme,
Not yours as POM, the American crazy thing..
plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:22 am
Well, it's not rules that I am looking for but a bit of ritual . . . and elegance . . . and sophistication.
BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:25 am
@Francis,
Do you not love Frenchmen who could not protected their own country and needed American men to do it for them and yet they take every chance possible to insult us.

I can not understand why the hell Franklin love them or at least pretended to love them.

Oh that was their women not their men. Razz
Chumly
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:30 am
@plainoldme,
plainoldme wrote:

Well, it's not rules that I am looking for but a bit of ritual . . . and elegance . . . and sophistication.
I am ritualistic, elegant and sophisticated; however women are impatient, insisting I meet their physical needs.
Francis
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:30 am
@BillRM,
You don't really understand what love and appreciation mean, do you?

You are free to see what you want in my words but it doesn't mean it's the truth..
BillRM
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:33 am
@Francis,
You words had been very plain in any numbers of your postings on this website.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 11:33 am
@Chumly,
It's your fatal charm!
 

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