According to Wikipedia (so you know it's true if it's on Wikipedia) Dating is defined as a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse.
I'm gonna post this definition on my mirror. I don't know how it happened or when it happened but apparently dating is a lost art. And I place the blame on both sides. Women have stopped requiring certain aspects of dating and getting to know someone. We allow guys to text instead of call, not put any effort into getting to know us and don't require them to take us out on a date before we're allowing them to hang out at our place, eat our cooked meals and watch our ESPN.
I feel that men are basically responding to what is required from them, which is not much. If the last five women you dated allowed you to text and you never had to call, or you never had to plan an outing with them, then men think that's cool. If you can call someone last minute and say "let's hang out later" and she agrees with no hesitation, you know that she's available and you don't have to plan ahead. If she doesn't require you to take her out before she's inviting you over, then you'll never have to do it. We (myself included) have made it way too easy.
But we're supposed to be the prize, remember?
I am not a dating expert by any means, Lord knows that I struggle with trying to figure out what men want but I know what I want. A bonafide, real-life, honest to goodness date. When a man tells you in advance what plans he's made, what time he's going to pick you up or meet you and a wonderful time of conversation and laughter. Rinse and repeat. Simple, right?
but I have faith....
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