Is it just us, or did dating seem to be a little more cut and dry back in the day?If a guy asked you out, you knew he was interested.
Let’s begin: show up to dates in hoodies, jeans, and sandals (ughhhhhhhhhhhhh) to stay silent on this. You don’t have to wear a whole suit, but like, maybe wear a suit if it’s appropriate?
Suits are awesome and you want to impress your date.
Guys used to liven up dates by showing a display of affection at the beginning, and guess what?
Can you remember the last time a nice guy came up to you at a party and politely asked for your number without trying to grope you, ask you to come to his room to do shots, or do something else his mother certainly wouldn’t have approved of? Old-fashioned dating – or simply dating as it used to be called—is uncommon these days.
And then not only did this fantasy guy take your number, but then he called the next day and asked if you’d like to go to dinner with him? So we had 17 college women discuss the lack of 'old-fashioned dating' on their campus.
“People go on DHD (dining hall dates) here, but since that's part of a meal plan no one's really paying or ‘taking someone out.’ It's on campus for Christ's sake.
Too much nostalgia for the “good ol’ days” is a slippery slope.
We often paint the past with a golden glow, glossing over imperfections that were obvious at the time.
But it’s also unwise to assume that anything out of fashion deserves to be buried and forgotten forever.