Old fashioned dating rules
Old fashioned dating was all about spending some time with your date and avoiding distractions, so you could concentrate on each other.7.
Gently holding each other and swaying to the romantic music together Going to a dance was an opportunity to get close to your date, not stand five yards apart gyrating manically to ear-bursting mega-decibel music!
Over the years, dating has become somehow a colder affair, than it used to be.
No one wants to go back to chaperones, the strict dating rules and etiquette of yesteryear, but have we gone too far the other way and made dating such a casual thing that it has lost some of the special romantic qualities, that going on a date used to have.
What it is: By pretending you are not interested in a potential partner and so decreasing your supply of attention, the other person should naturally be even more drawn to you and demand your attention.
Anything more than a cheek kiss wasn’t even expected Back then, anything more than a cheek kiss wasn’t even on the agenda or, at least, they didn’t admit it was.
People had time to know each other better and connect on multiple levels; this made the relationship much more pure and beautiful, and the foundation and friendship in the relationship were a lot stronger than physical. Making it clear when you are going steady Instead of awkward, beating around the bush conversations about where the relationship is going, old fashioned dating had its definite stages and boundaries.
Talking, face to face You can’t really get to know someone online or via text messages, yet this is now the modern equivalent of old fashioned courting. Calling a date a date Another modern development is that people seem to feel the need to avoid calling a date a date. Why not make things clearer and, if it’s a date, then call it a date and make it something special, like it used to be? Making an effort with appearance Dressing for a date used to be a part of the overall experience.
She would put on her best party frock and he would wear his smartest suit and comb his hair.
They didn’t fear commitment back then and, if they felt it was right, then they said so, and they were going steady.