, eighteenth-century men and women courted each other by attending balls and writing letters.
Today, men and women court each other by signing up for and sending text messages. Darcy has too much pride to express any of his feelings to Elizabeth Bennet.
Elizabeth faced this conflict without text messaging, television, and the computer to contend with. Darcy had tried expressing his feelings in a text message (and no, I’m not suggesting a modern-day update to this classic). Nowadays, technology is aiding in the demise of many relationships before they even get started.
People have become so dependent on technology that they don’t know how to communicate with prospective dates other than through the cold touch of a keyboard.Because there is no formality with dating anymore, men and women are treating any outing with a potential significant other with the same casualness they would use on a friend.claimed that men and women can never really be friends because the “sex part always gets in the way.” This new “high five” technique with casual dating has made it so that the sex part will never really come into play at all.While it could be said that maybe a guy isn’t all that interested if he gives a girl a high five at the end of the date, I have known for a fact of guys using this technique when they did hope to woo the girl.If a guy is out with a girl and wants to show her how he feels, a high five is not the way to go. A high five from a guy could result in a slap in a face from a girl, or worse, no second date to redeem yourself.
Even if you aren’t ready for a kiss, do not high five a girl. If you’ve been going out with someone for at least a couple of dates, you owe them a phone call.The text message is the coldest form of communication because it says, “I’m too much of a coward to dial seven numbers and listen to your voice.I’d much rather send it in the form of broken sentences with ‘U’ and ‘2’ instead of actual words.” I’ve known of a broken engagement ending this way, as well as a month-long romance. If someone says “I love you” while intoxicated, it’s not necessarily something to take seriously.How are men and women supposed to know each other’s intentions when words are sprawled across a computer screen without any emotional impact?The Internet utilizes phrases like “lol” for “Laughing Out Loud,” but do they have a phrase for “This is actually a heartfelt message.”?Plus, how romantic is it to receive a first “I love you” through a text message? If you are sitting around waiting for texts, maybe you should get a new hobby, exercise, something.