13 Old School Dating Practices We Should Bring Back, Stat!

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It's time for a throwback to a simpler time with some good ol' retro romance.

Now that the "hookup culture" is on the rise, it's hard to remember the days when people took dating seriously. From one night stands to casual flings, hooking up has pretty much become the norm. I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with having a good time, but I have to admit that I miss getting concrete signs that the guy I'm seeing is genuinely interested without having to turn into Sherlock Holmes just to figure out what he's really thinking. For some reason, there's a major disconnect between our parents' generation of dating and how we approach the game today. Forget about riding off into the sunset with your knight and shining armor or being swept off your feet; it's the little things you do to show your partner that you're in it 100 percent that speak volumes. You don't need to be a damsel in distress to find someone who will treat you with respect or to get the love that you deserve.

If you need further convincing, these retro dating habits (that are slowly becoming extinct) will prove why we all need to stop playing it cool and just be honest about how we feel. Besides, I'd take going steady over being "Facebook official" any day.

 
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