A New York Times article on the death of courtship recently unleashed a huge debate on dating. The piece addressed the hookup culture and how modern technology, such as Facebook and Twitter, are taking the place of dates and charm — calling the dating world "a cycle of text messages, each one requiring the code-breaking skills of a cold war spy to interpret.”
Our friends at The Frisky delve into the heated issue saying that courtship isn't gone — it's just in a transition period, learning how to adapt and respond to new changes. In fact, this era is filled with more options since marriage and kids are no longer mandatory.
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Author Ami Angelowicz says: "Call me naive, but I truly believe that when two people really care for each other, all the conditions fall away and courtship happens. It may not happen in a “traditional way,” but it still happens. Texting or Facebook or the recession or confusion about normative gender roles don’t become an obstacle to love, they become a bridge."
Read more about why courtship is taking a rest at The Frisky: Courtship Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Taking A Nap.
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