A Thing Of The Past?In this society, people tend to immediately throw themselves at others and push their way into a relationship – what is so appealing about this?
If courtship was to return and become a natural part of life again, I would be elated. Things have changed so drastically and in my opinion, it's ridiculous; but then again, I don't like change. People text, talk over the phone and use the internet as their primary form of communicating with loved ones. That is not a relationship. Perhaps there are still people out there who believe in courtship, and maybe even still abide by it. The underlying problem may be that men feel as though they will be mocked if they are caught acting differently to those around them...to society. Everybody is different, and as I’ve said in one of my other stories, I am old-fashioned. I treat people with respect, and expect the same in return. There's nothing wrong with sincerity nor is there a problem with chivalry. My reasons for believing in courtship is that people no longer bother to take their time, to understand or even listen – being thrust into a relationship in a matter of weeks or even days, is more or less setting themselves up for disappointment in the first place. Courting should be serious, and “going out” is such an over-used phrase and people take it for granted, take relationships for granted using it as a form of experimentation. Why would you “date” someone if you can't see yourself being with them in the future? It would just be a waste of time and energy.
Feel free to ponder. :)