There is no denying that, based on our modern-day dating habits, it’s definitely not your parent’s dating scene. Our parents required the young man to come to the door. Some think those were the good ol’ days and maybe we could benefit from bringing some of those rituals back. You don’t see large number of dates arranged with pick-ups from home. Are you for or against this old-school move? Our wonderful Love Squad is back to weigh in on today’s topic:
Should we bring back the days of picking up dates? Does it always have to be the guy?
Daniel, 27, Atlanta. Favorite date destination: Piedmont Park:
“I’m for the old-school approach. Guys: At every opportunity, try to make your date feel special. Open the car door. Pull out her chair for her. Be on time. And come to the door! There’s a reason your dad did it, and his dad before that. It’s a subtle sign of respect.”
Elizabeth, 30, Atlanta. Favorite date destination: Quiet not-too-fancy but still sophisticated dinner or a baseball game:
“Nowadays, unless I know a guy somewhat well or know his friends, I do not have him pick me up at my house for the first date. I prefer meeting someone out to make sure I feel safe with him and like him before even thinking of telling him where I live.”
Martin, 40’sh, Atlanta:
“I’m in favor of the ‘old-school move’ and maybe it’s because I’m old school. It’s not popular with teens nowadays, but as a parent, I don’t think it’s asking too much to meet someone beforehand that you are entrusting your child’s safety to.”
LaShonn, 39, Atlanta. Favorite date destination: Charleston, S.C. Two people can’t help but fall in love, or just have fun, there:
“Chivalry is bliss. There’s nothing better than someone making you feel special. Remember those lyrics, “Light her cigarette if she smokes, even help her with coat … treat her like a lady!” I’m all for independence, but there’s nothing wrong with showing a softer side, either.”
This is very interesting, I’m rather on the fence. On one hand, I’ve had a stalker before and I’ll pass on getting another one. At the same time, if I preferred dates to pick me up I would have to increase my “vetting” efforts. I wouldn’t go out or give my address to someone questionable. I think some single people take too many risks on a potential. Maybe first dates should be scheduled much later after you first meet. What do you guys think? Do you prefer meeting up with a date, picking them up or getting picked up?
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