Throughout the years, dating has changed dramatically.If you individually asked members in a group to define its meaning, it wouldn’t be surprising to receive a variety of answers.And with today’s modern attitudes toward dating, we’re tempted to look to serve ourselves first before thinking of the needs of others.All these factors have led to a sharp decrease in the idea of “courtship” as opposed to dating.Sarah Elizabeth Pope Utah State University January 2010 Introduction Has dating become a thing of the past? There are a variety of dating patterns today and each has its strengths.Some may argue that the media has influenced teen’s perceptions of courtship and dating. If so, is it brainwashing, improper, or merely forward thinking?
“In [a] national survey, only 37 percent of the respondents said they had been on more than six dates of this kind, and a third said they had been asked on two dates or fewer” (Glenn & Marquart, 2001, p. Twenty years ago, if a young lady asked a young man on a date is was thought to be inappropriate.Even though each type has distinct traits, couples are able to shift from one type to the other.The first is comparable to the traditional dating style; where men often initiate dates and pay for any expenses.The 21st century has brought a whole new life to the world of dating.Traditionally, when a person wanted to date, she would have to actually meet a person and set up a date from there. Sometimes friends would set people up for blind dates in an attempt to play matchmaker.Online dating puts romantic prospects at our fingertips in seconds.