I have had many bad date stories (along with many more good ones). To be honest it’s 2020 and dating isn’t what it used to be. For majority of people I talk to they hate dating, swiping or any form of on the internet liking, but unfortunately that is what the world has turned to and you either get with it or be single for life. (cause how else do you meet people these days.) As a 30 year old Christian woman with old school morals and values dating for me seems actually impossible. I am going to start vlogging, blogging or podcasting (haven’t decided which platform yet) some of the dates I go on and give some insight into what dating is really like in the roaring 2020’s.
Here is a flashback to Dating throughout History and how it has evolved:
In the 1900’s courtship was private and unemotional. Mostly arranged by families for marriage purposes only.
In the Early 20th Century you had gentleman callers and dating became unsupervised but the goal was still marriage. You needed the Parents approval before proceeding.
By the 1920’s couples started going out for dates selectively, which it was a man’s duty to pay for the date. When people started dating, relationships became less restricted and more personal.With dating came love, rather than finding an approved match.”By the early nineteenth century, couples began to consider romantic love prerequisite for marriage and based their unions on companionship.
Then we had the 1950s, “going steady” was the term for being in an exclusive relationship.
The man would give the woman an article of his clothing to wear, such as a jacket, sweater, or ring to showcase to their peers that they were exclusive. Sex and Sexuality were not openly discussed. Couples would often wait until they had entered into a spiritual union with God.
The ’60s was full of sexual activity in the name of freedom.There were no rules for dating anymore. Modern-day “hook up” culture began.
Match.com was officially founded in 1995. and Online dating had begun. Chat groups and IM’s officially took over and you no longer had to approach people IRL (in real life). At first people hid that they were online dating with most people to embarrassed to admit it, but here it is in 2020 and you can’t look at someones phone without finding at least one dating app on it. Tinder, Plenty of Fish, Hinge, Bumble, to name a few. While some people think this dating really works, others are turned off that this is the way dating has come to.
Not that I want to go back to the 1900’s where my Parents needed to approve of my significant other (cause I could only imagine who they would pick *** insert eye roll), but I would go back to the 50’s if I could. I believe in God, I believe in love, I believe in courtship, I believe in purity, I believe in miracles, I believe two is better than one when you find the right person and I believe in happy endings.