Same here. The big feelings declarations happened later. I swear, this generation wants to cut to the chase all the time, without an ounce of preliminaries (and it's the preliminaries that often make the process a lot more fun and interesting).
I was thinking about that while typing my last post. Seems really true.
Also, there seems to be this disconnect from observing the other person, and not relying of what they are texting.
I don't know if a lot of these newer relationship threads are for real or not. If they are, we're in a pretty sad state.
#1 it's like younger adults have reverted to the maturity level of a third grader, in that they need to hear "uh...I like you" Thinking about it, is this related to the fact that on FB you "friend" someone, or "like" them?
#2 the the recent relationship OP's have a huge disconnect in recognizing human interactions. As in "she smiles at me and talks to me and went out of her way to bring me a coffee and I notice her looking at me. Do you think she likes me?"
Then, when they are told, yes, I would definatley say she "likes you" they have to ask again 14 different ways.
OH! Related to this wanting to cut to the chase thing, with no fun prelims....If they are rejected it's as if the world has come to an end.
It's not even as if the world has been destroyed because they really know a lot about this person, and have developed true feelings for them over time. It more like "I asked you if you liked me, you said no, I don't know what to do with that even though we've only "known" each other 2 days via online.