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Importance of traditional dating

I am not in a relationship – or in what someone 20 years older than me would consider a relationship – yet rarely am I definitively single. Our vocabulary is straining as much as we are to encompass the world of modern dating. Recently The New York Times questioned whether traditional courtship was over, and whether ‘hanging out’ had replaced ‘dating’. Last Friday night I met four girlfriends for drinks after work. We’d met at a mutual friend’s party around Christmas, and had seen each other a couple of times since with friends. We follow the new rules as assiduously as they do, are just as uneasy about being pinned down, just as likely to be the texter as the textee. Why make a phone-call or suggest a date when you can send a non-committal text that merely dangles the possibility of meeting?

Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor Experiences with online dating tend to be mixed.

Some people have excellent experiences with online dating that end in satisfying relationships.

Conversation flows naturally for a couple hours, with each beginning to learn about the background and interests of the other.

After dessert, the gentleman pays for the meal and then drives the lady home.

Instead, in the 21st century, technology is the way to date.

Ask any 20-something and he or she has probably signed up for any number of smartphone apps or online dating sites.

Accompanying her to her door, he thanks her with a warm smile and departs.