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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 flingshooking 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 old school dating out what he's really thinking.
Ah, yesteryear. Those times when everything seemed so perfectly refined. A time when dating was an experience more than a chore. It is as if back then the world was inhabited entirely of perfect ladies and gentlemen.
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Damn you, Internet! The web has made so many things easier, like video old school dating your parents to chat, buying useless things from the comfort of your home and looking at photos of women who forgot to put on clothes. The Internet has also arguably changed modern communication — and not necessarily for the better. How often have you chatted online with a friend or family member, and in trying to detail something great that happened to you, you send a smiley face? The Internet and modern technology have also changed dating. While it has certainly made keeping in touch easier, it has also sucked the romance right out of the equation. Personalized communication is one old-school dating habit that should make a comeback, but what are some of the others? After all, you might be a little nervous, then drink too much and behave in ways that will ensure there to be no second date.
Many of us remember, appreciate and long for the days of traditional dating. You know, proper courting. Yes, way before the world of swiping left and right, meeting solely for the purpose of one-night stands and the agony that is online dating, the game of love had, well, actual rules. Sort of. We asked our Facebook followers to reminisce about some of the things they miss most about dating -- back in the day -- and we got an outpouring of responses.