Why We Need To Start Dating Again.
Eileen Curran has shared some seriously important stuff about why it matters that we connect in person with actual dates. Time spent “in person” is time spent connected in a meaningful way, with physical touch and hand holding and gazing into your dates eyes. Minds can really connect in physical encounters in way that can never happen through snapchat.
Our generation is pretty screwed up when it comes to the whole dating thing.
“I’ll pick you up at 7 o’clock” has turned into arriving at 7:15 p.m. and sending a text saying, “I’m here.” instead of walking to the door and to meet the parents.
Snapchats and Instagram “likes” have become acceptable forms of flirting. A “like” on Instagram is way more common than a compliment in real life.
Date night has evolved from going out to dinner, playing putt-putt (a completely underrated pastime in my opinion) or doing anything relatively thoughtful, to watching Netflix and maybe ordering a pizza.
It seems like no one is actually dating anymore. Everyone is “talking” or “has a thing with someone” or is “kind of dating” that one guy from bio lab. No one wants the commitment of a real relationship, but they don’t want to be alone, either. A guy won’t take the girl he’s “talking to” on an actual date, but when he sees that her best friend on Snapchat is another guy, he freaks out. A girl doesn’t want to commit to the guy she “has a thing” with, but she gets mad when she sees that he is liking other girls photos on Instagram.