Today, the courtship process in dating has changed significantly from older generations. The following video clips explain the history of the dating game.
Today, the courtship process in dating has changed significantly from older generations. The following video clips explain the history of dating. They explain that the object of the game used to be marriage; a man would court a woman after gaining approval of her parents. He would go about buying her gifts and taking her on extravagant dates. Sexually, things typically moved much slower, a good first date might end in hand-holding or light kissing. Today, marriage is not always the ultimate goal. Sex is brought into the picture much quicker, to the point that a couple having sex right away has become the norm rather than an abnormality. Rather than gifts or actual dates being a signifier of a relationship, two people usually considered officially a couple when their Facebook relationship statuses say they are, normally after a few dates or consistent hooking-up. I am interested to see what people think of this change and what it is attributed to. Is it because of woman's more equal professional status? Is it because of texting and the internet? More reliable contraceptives? Is it because people typically get married later in life? What are the consequences of the change? Are men required to put in less effort in a relationship? If so, are females responsible for this by engaging in sexual activity so early in a relationship? Is there overall less romance?