To say that our generation is inadequate when it comes to romantic relationships would be the understatement of the year.Instead of relationships, it's non-relationships that we're condoning. The series of hookups and non-relationships leave us feeling unfulfilled; yet, barely anyone seems willing to do anything about it.
A man I recently met (let's call him Dick), who I shared a mutual attraction with, would of course send me text messages that read something like, “Hey, maybe we can meet up for a bit at some point this weekend?”It's the “maybe” and the “at some point” that gets to me. Let's use Dick's text message as an example: An underlying fear of coming across as too eager or being rejected is likely the cause behind this ambiguity.Any man who sends me a text along the lines of, “Hey, Erica, would you like to go out for dinner on Friday night?” gets an automatic 10,000 points, especially if he asks at least a few days in advance. I talk to women all the time who are losing hope that they'll ever find a man who is actually willing to delete his Tinder account and just be with one awesome woman.
I guess it's no longer the norm to have even a hint of old-fashioned flavor to your courtship.These days, instead of being presented with a cute plan and a fun date idea for a specific day of the week, women are getting proposals of non-dates and casual hangouts.